For the first time, Nigerian Hollywood actor, David Oyelowo will get to play... a Nigerian!

Oyelowo will also be in his first leading comedic role, in a movie titled ‘Gringo’

The dark comedy is directed by Nash Edgerton, and follows Harold Soyinka (played by Oyelowo), a businessman who is faced with a crushing debt.

To raise money, Soyinka ventures to Mexico to hand-deliver a formula for a revolutionary new weed pill.

Along the way, he gets mixed up with Mexican drug lords,volatile business partners, mercenaries, and drug law enforcement officers.

Each time he tries but hilariously fails to keep his cool.

He is also joined by some of Hollywood's top stars  including Oscar winner Charlize Theron, Joel Edgerton, Emmy nominee Thandie Newton and Amanda Seyfried.

'Gringo' will open in cinemas on March 9.

Watch the hilarious trailer below: