First Pic From Mr. Nice

Rhys Ifans as Howard Marks

Filming is underway in Wales on the Howard Marks biopic Mr. Nice, and the kind people at Independent Films have released a first still from the shoot, showing Rhys Ifans in action as the bongtastic Welshman.

There's not a heck of a lot to be said about it in truth, except that it's Marks at a distinctly sober-looking moment, sporting just the teensiest touch of the Liam Gallaghers.

Bearing in mind Marks' rich history as spy, smuggler, scourge of the DEA and one-man garden centre, he's pretty ripe material for a character actor like Ifans, and we're looking forward to seeing the results later this year.

Mr. Nice also stars Chloë Sevigny as Marks' wife Judy, and David Thewlis as Irishman Jim McCann, a republican contact from his trafficking days.