After years of being relegated to the radio backwaters, legendary presenter Alan Partridge is heading for the big screen.
Steve Coogan’s famous creation is to star in his own movie which is being backed by STUDIOCANAL and goes into production next January for an August 16th release.
The Alan Partridge Movie portrays the events of the greatest low-to-high-ebb spectrum in Alan’s life to date – specifically how he tries to salvage his career while negotiating a “potentially violent turn of events” at North Norfolk Digital Radio.
The film is being written by Peter Baynham, Steve Coogan, Armando Iannucci, Neil and Rob Gibbons.
Announcing the film Partridge commented, “I’m simultaneously gladdened and pleased to see a British film being co-funded by the French dudes at STUDIOCANAL.
“This is without doubt the greatest Anglo-French co-operation since the Normandy landings. This time, the heroes aren’t Allied servicemen – they’re motion picture financiers, who are equally brave.”
The Alan Partridge Movie is a Baby Cow/STUDIOCANAL production, backed by BBC Films and supported in development by the BFI Film Fund.