Rose Matafeo to star in feature film Baby, Done with Harry Potter star

Kiwi comedian Rose Matafeo has landed her first lead star role in a feature film, opposite Harry Potter star Matthew Lewis.

Matafeo will play Zoe in Baby, Done, a tree surgeon who falls pregnant to her boyfriend Tim, played by Lewis.

"I'm super excited to be in a legit movie," says Matafeo.

"I failed NCEA level 3 drama, so this is a big win for me personally... plus, it's so nice to have to an excuse to come back to NZ so I can open all the mail my Nan has been saving for me."

Lewis, 29, is best known for his role as Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter movies.

"I'm really thrilled to be involved with this project," says Lewis.

"I fell in love with the script immediately and the team of creatives behind it.

"I'm also a big fan of Rose and her work and so to be opposite her shooting in beautiful New Zealand will be a privilege and I'm looking forward to bringing this story to life."

Baby, Done will be made by Piki Films, the production house behind Taika Waititi's Hunt For The Wilderpeople and The Breaker Upperers, which Matafeo had a small role in.

The Funny Girls star has been living in London and taking the international comedy scene by storm, having picked up the prestigious Best Show award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival last year.

Production is now underway on Baby, Done, which will be executive produced by Taika Waititi. It's anticipated to hit cinemas in 2020.