Alan Partridge Movie Will Shoot This Year

Kiss my face. It’s been rattling around for bloody ages now but the Alan Partridge movie is now definitely a goer and what’s more it’ll be out this year with Father Ted veteran Declan Lowney behind the camera.

Empire managed to track down co-writer Armando Iannucci who’s at present tied up with working for HBO.

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

Lowney’s got some serious comedy pedigree, as he made the first two seasons of Father Ted as well as the Christmas special.  Funnily enough, he didn’t actually have any involvement with the I’m Alan Partridge TV show.

Patridge will hit our screen some time in 2013 – “We’ve written it,” he confirmed, “but it’s a slapstick movie, it’s not political, it’s not satire.”