Date: 8th December 2006

Hayden to play poker champ

Hayden Christensen has agreed to star in The Madison Kid.

Christensen will play Phil Hellmuth in the biopic, according to Production Weekly.

In 1989, the 24-year-old Hellmuth became the youngest World Champion of Poker by defeating the two-time defending champion, Johnny Chan, in the World Series of Poker main event.

Hellmuth's friend, Bob Soderstrom, wrote the script.

Filming is due to start in May in Winnipeg, Canada.

Source: Press Release