THE picturesque village of Lacock looks set to have another year jam-packed with film crews and Hollywood stars.

The National Trust village will become a hive of activity throughout 2009 with blockbuster films and BBC dramas being shot there.

Sir Anthony Hopkins is due to start filming a remake of the 1941 horror flick The Wolfman in the village on March 13.

Despite the director, Mark Romanek, quitting the project last month, scenes will still be filmed on the one-day shoot around the Tithe Barn and the High Street.

The BBC has also just announced a second series of the Sunday night drama Lark Rise to Candleford.

It is thought that the cast and crew, including Julia Sawalha and Liz Smith, will be back in Neston Park for filming later this year.

A spokesman for the BBC said: "We are delighted with our audience's positive and warm reaction to Lark Rise to Candleford and have subsequently commissioned a second series for transmission in 2009.

"The cast and crew enjoyed their time in Wiltshire and look forward to returning there later in the year."

There are also rumours that a second series of the BBC1 drama Cranford with Dame Judi Dench may also return for a second series.

The village is buzzing with excitement and extras from previous productions are hoping to reprise their roles.

Mary Little, 55, who lives just outside the village, was involved with the first series of Cranford.

She said: "It would be lovely to work with the cast and crew again - it was brilliant the first time around.

"Hopefully Dame Judi will come back, especially after she pledged her support to help save the post office.

"Everyone in the village quite enjoys the buzz of having stars coming here and us appearing in films and the TV."

As well as all the film work on the horizon, the village will soon be gracing the silver screen once more.

The film, The Other Boleyn Girl, starring Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman and Eric Bana, will be screened on March 7.

The film, which was shot around Lacock Abbey in September 2006, follows the life of Mary Boleyn, the sister of Queen Anne Boleyn, who vies for the attention of King Henry VIII.

Director Justin Chadwick chose the abbey after he saw the cloisters appear in the Harry Potter films.