Alan Partridge is finally set to get his big screen debut this year with the release of The Alan Partridge Movie. Steve Coogan is of course back as the titular character, and we’re looking forward to the film’s theatrical release this August.
Filming began of The Alan Partridge Movie earlier in the month, and has been filming down at Cromer Pier for a few days over the weekend. The BBC were on hand to give us a little set report / video, which gives us a great little look at Coogan himself, armed on the pier.
*Warning: Slight Spoilers Lie Ahead*
“Alan Partridge has had many ups and downs in his life. National television broadcaster. Responsible for killing a guest on live TV. Local radio broadcaster. A nervous breakdown in Dundee. His self-published book,’Bouncing Back’, subsequently remaindered and pulped.
THE ALAN PARTRIDGE MOVIE portrays the events of the greatest low-to-high-ebb spectrum in his life to date – specifically how he tries to salvage his public career while negotiating a potentially violent turn of events at North Norfolk Digital Radio.”
Coogan is reuniting here with many familiar faces, including Felicity Montagu, Tim Key, Simon Greenall, Phil Cornwell, Nigel Lindsay, and Darren Boyd. And starring alongside them will be Colm Meaney, Anna Maxwell Martin, Monica Dolan, Sean Pertwee, and Dustin Demri-Burns.
Declan Lowney (Alan Partridge on Open Books with Martin Bryce) is taking the helm, directing from a script co-written by Coogan, Armando Iannucci, Peter Baynham, and Neil and Rob Gibbons.
The Alan Partridge Movie will hopefully be released in UK theatres this summer, and naturally one we’re looking forward to it. No word yet on a US release date, but here’s to hoping it will find distribution abroad for those that love Alan Partridge around the globe.