Alan Partridge Movie Release Date Announced

In yet more Alan Partridge news, a release date for the long awaited Alan Partridge Movie has been released.

The character is “gladdened and pleased… by the greatest Anglo-French co-operation since the Normandy landings…â€?, referring to the British film being picked up by French studios StudioCanal.

The film is set to commence shooting on January 7th of next year, with an opening date of August 16 2013.

“This time, the heroes aren’t Allied serviceman – they’re motion picture financiers, who are equally braveâ€?, Partridge added, before continuing “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.â€?

The film is being written by original Partridge creators Steve Coogan, Armando Iannucci and Pete Baynham, with contributions from “Mid Morning Mattersâ€? and “Welcome To The Places Of My Lifeâ€? writers Rob and Neil Gibbons.

Last week, Iannucci gave some hints as to the plot of the film, revealing that it would centre on a media behemoth taking over Partridge’s local digital TV station. It’s a relevant plot, considering Coogan’s public clashes with Newscorp over the phone hacking scandal, and subsequent criticism of the comic actor now that Partridge is appearing on Murdoch-owned Sky.

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