Alan Partridge movie set for 2013 release

Posted on 27 June 2012
By Camilla McNatty
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The highly anticipated Alan Partridge movie is set for an August, 2013 release, much to the delight of the Norwich Radio DJ’s faithful fans.

Steve Coogan stars as the socially inept and failing broadcaster, and the film sees him resisting the take over of his North Norfolk Digital TV channel by a media tycoon.

Co-produced by Steve Coogan’s company ‘Baby Cow’ and French company StudioCanal, the Alan Partridge film will also be made with additional support from BBC Films.

The movie will be directed by Declan Lowney, most notable for his work on Father Ted and the script will be written by Coogan himself, with the support of Peter Baynham and Armando Iannucci.

Speaking of the new venture, Steve made a speech as Alan Partridge, saying: “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.

“I’d also like to add that ‘canal’ or, in English, ‘canal’ is a transportation system close to my heart. In the late 18th century, this new method of logistics halved the price of coal in many English cities. If StudioCanal’s investment can achieve even a fraction of that, I will be delighted.”

Writer Armando Iannucci revealed last week that the plot will focus on Alan attempting to resist a media giant who is trying to take over his local digital TV channel.

He said: “Alan is in Norwich, It’s not Alan goes to Hollywood, Alan invaded by aliens.”

If Alan’s recently aired programme ‘Welcome to the places of my life’ is anything to go by, Steve Coogan will ensure his army of fans are rewarded fully. A-ha!