Michelle Keegan might be busy planning her upcoming wedding to fiancé Mark Wright, but it looks like she's got an even more exciting project to deal with first.

The former Coronation Street star is set to star in her very first feature film, a dark comedy set on the streets of Manchester. Filming has already begun on the movie, Strangeways, Here We Come, which is being produced by Penny Dreadful star Stephen Lord.

The film follows the lives of Salford residents who live under the thumb of the imposing loan shark Danny Nolan, played by Stephen.

Michelle took to Twitter yesterday to share the good news with her fans, posting a picture of herself from the film's make-up room with the caption, "1st day of filming on my new job! #backtoit"

Michelle returned to TV screens last month in the BBC drama Ordinary Lies, her first role since quitting Coronation Street last May.

The actress says it was daunting moving on from the popular ITV soap, especially under the watchful eyes of the media.

"I felt there was so much pressure after leaving Corrie. I knew I had to make the right decision about my first role. Everyone was waiting to see what I did and getting ready to judge me if I made a mistake," she told the Daily Star.

With two new roles on the go, it looks like Michelle is doing just fine so far!