StudioCanal have sent us the teaser trailer for director Declan Lowney's Alan Patridge (2013), starring Steve Coogan (24 Hour Party People), Colm Meaney (The Damned United), and Sean Pertwee (Soldier). The film is set to open in theaters across the United Kingdom on August 7th.
Official synopsis: Alan Partridge has had many ups and downs in his life. National television broadcaster. Responsible for killing a guest on live TV. Local radio
broadcaster. A nervous breakdown in Dundee. His self-published book,'Bouncing Back', subsequently remaindered and pulped. The Alan Patridge movie portrays the events of the greatest low-to-high-ebb spectrum in his life to date – specifically how he tries to salvage his public career while negotiating a potentially violent turn of events at North Norfolk Digital Radio.
I liked Alan Partridge when he was an incompetent, bumbling chat show host and sports commentator. But then Steve Coogan turned him into a thoroughly unlikeable, hate-filled, bitter asshole with mental health problems.