Armando Iannucci Confirms ALAN PARTRIDGE Movie to Shoot This Year for Release in 2013

     April 30, 2012

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On the same day that his HBO show Veep announced its renewal for a second season, writer/director Armando Iannucci (Into the Loop) has confirmed that another of his projects, Alan Partridge, is moving forward with a feature treatment.  Partridge, co-created and portrayed by  Steve Coogan (Tropic Thunder), is a radio host and television presenter on I’m Alan Partridge, a BBC show that parodies chat shows and sports reporters, among others.  The feature adaptation of the BAFTA-winning series has been stuck in development hell for some time, but all that has changed as filming is expected to occur this year with a release some time in 2013.  Hit the jump for more details on the project and to see what Iannucci had to say.

armando-iannucci-alan-partridgeIn an interview with Empire, Iannucci spoke on the status of Alan Partridge:

“It’s just about all come together now, so that’ll be shot later in the year.”

Iannucci, who will be taking an executive producer credit on the film, also commented on the working title and script progress:

“At the moment it’s ‘The Alan Partridge Movie‘ but that’s just a working title. [The script] is written [but] we’re always rewriting, rewriting and rewriting.”

Empire also confirmed that Declan Lowney (Father Ted) will be occupying the director’s chair for Alan Partridge, which will be his first involvement with anything Partridge-related.  Iannucci, meanwhile, is busy bringing something else to the screen, although he has kept the details under wraps:

“We’ve written it, but it’s a slapstick movie, it’s not political, it’s not satire.”

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