A movie based on Steve Coogan‘s Alan Partridge is set to be made after producer and collaborator Armando Iannucci announced a story has been agreed.
The film has been on the cards for several years, and in 2005, Coogan’s production company Baby Cow Productions announced plans for an Alan Partidge movie, with the main storyline involving an Al-Qaeda siege. However, this was put on hold after the July 7 bombings.
In 2008, Coogan confirmed the project was still alive, but little more has been mentioned unti March this year, when Iannucci wrote on Twitter: “Thought I might add fuel to rumour-fires by saying been spending last few days plotting a Partridge story.”
Yesterday (July 8) he updated followers on the project, writing: “And the Partridge news is that we’ve now agreed a story for the film. It’s NOT Alan goes to America.”
Steve Coogan‘s egotistical TV and radio personality Alan Partridge began life as a spoof sports reporter on BBC Radio 4‘s On The Hour before moving to television on BBC2‘s The Day Today in 1994. He later appeared on his 1994 spoof chat show ‘Knowing Me, Knowing You’ and two series of I’m Alan Partridge on the BBC, in 1997 and 2002.
Iannucci‘s recent projects have included his Oscar-nominated political satire In The Loop.