The character is âgladdened and pleasedâ¦ by the greatest Anglo-French co-operation since the Normandy landingsâ¦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.
âThis time, the heroes aren’t Allied serviceman â they’re motion picture financiers, who are equally braveâ?, Partridge added, before continuing âIâd also like to add that âcanalâ â or, in English, âcanalâ â 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 StudioCanalâs 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 âMid Morning Mattersâ? and âWelcome 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.