Nicole Scherzinger will star in a new production of Sunset Boulevard in London's West End.

The musical, which features songs composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, is based on the 1950 film of the same name.

Scherzinger will play Norma Desmond, a silent-film star who dreams of making a triumphant return to the screen.

The show will be directed by Jamie Lloyd and play at the Savoy Theatre for 16 weeks from September.

Lloyd, who has previously directed productions of The Seagull, Cyrano de Bergerac and Richard III, described Sunset Boulevard as one of Lord Lloyd Webber's "most thrilling, complex and atmospheric scores".