Following the rather brilliant first trailer we saw last month, we’ve now got an exclusive new clip from the film to share in tandem with its release, teasing a little of the comedy we can expect. Antonia Thomas’ retorts, in particular, are just genius.
8 Minutes Idle is a contemporary comedy adapted from the award?winning novel by Bristol author Matt Thorne. This is the story of Dan, early 20s, who gets kicked out of his home by his mother and not knowing who to turn to ends up packing up his most prized possessions and his cat and moves into his office, a Call Centre.
Tom Hughes (Cemetery Junction) leads a stellar cast, starring alongside Ophelia Lovibond (Guardians of the Galaxy), Thomas (Misfits), Montserrat Lombard (Raw), Pippa Haywood (Mr. Selfridge), Divian Ladwa (Saxon), and Paul Kaye (Game of Thrones).
Hewis makes his feature directorial debut at the helm, with Matt Thorne adapting his own novel, co-writing the script with Nicholas Blincoe (Waking the Dead).
8 Minutes Idle is released in cinemas and available on demand from today, 14th February. If you’re looking for your latest fix of British comedy, this definitely looks to fit the bill.