London - A new career beckons for the troubled NewsCorpse chief as a casting company recruiting for a remake of the iconic TV comedy asked James Murdoch to audition today.
A remarkable facial likeness to the original 1982 character Herr Otto Flick - played by Richard Gibson - sees Murdoch cast as the show's legendary Nazi control freak.
"There's a lovely new designer leather trench coat and matching fedora," casting director Wally Wolfbane announced at a press conference this morning.
A range of high-tech SS-themed monocles would see the SS-Sturmbannführer experimenting with new James Bond-style gadgets such as listening devices, hidden cameras and secret bugging implants.
"We see the new Herr Flick expanding the show's classic themes," Wolfbane continued, "including that 'experimental truth serum' extracted from the Self-inflating Peruvian Marsh Frog."
The remake is also keen to develop more classic episodes such as the one where Flick's truth drug causes his paramour Private Helga Geerhart's breasts to explode under interrogation.
Approaches to singer Lady Gaga, actress Sienna Miller and Pippa Middleton sees the show pulling out all the stops in its hunt for Flick's new leading lady.
Shooting starts in early December.