Coogan News: 'The Trip' Poster, Alan Partridge Movie Happening

April 25, 2011


I hope you didn't fill up on the Our Idiot Brother trailer's Steve Coogan starter, because there is still so much more Coogan News to consume, guys. Such as: the above poster for the US theatrical release of The Trip. Released as a six-part television series in the UK, the semi-sequel to Michael WInterbottom's Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story returns Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon to their bickering, egocentric, exaggerated personas as they take a impersonation-filled restaurant tour of northern England. For some reason, instead of just airing the episodes here, IFC has decided to distill it down to a 70-minute film for a limited June release ideal for minimal attention spans. Still, though, the cut reportedly has some exclusive new footage added in, so it might be worth a look even if you have blatant disregarded copyright law and watched them with internet. And if you haven't already at least seen some of the highlight clips of the series, get on that now. But don't show any American television executives, because they'll remake it with Kevin Pollack and Frank Caliendo.

Also of Coogan note: we're finally getting an Alan Partridge movie! Coogan told The Playlist that the socially inept character repeatedly he's repeatedly portrayed on both radio and television will at last make his move onto the big screen, saying:

We're writing it right now, going to shoot it next year. Don't know who will direct it, but Pete Baynham ("Borat") and Armando Ianucci are writing it with me. We've already started it.

So that sounds pretty good, yeah? Just the kind of thing that might get "Marmaduke (voice)" wiped from your permanent record, Steve.

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