Magnolia Picks Up Alan Partridge

Steve Coogan in 'Alan Partridge'
Steve Coogan in 'Alan Partridge' (Photo Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures)
Magnolia Pictures has acquired Alan Partridge for North American distribution and is planning to launch the comedy movie in theaters in 2014. The film stars Steve Coogan, reprising a role he created two decades ago, and was directed by Declan Lowney.
“As big fans of Steve Coogan and the talented crew at Baby Cow, we are very excited to be working on this incredibly funny film,” stated Magnolia President Eamonn Bowles. “I only had a passing knowledge of the Alan Partridge character, but even as a neophyte, I found it to be an instant comedy classic. We’re confident that longtime Alan fans and newcomers alike will love this film.”
Added producer Kevin Loader: “Steve Coogan and all of us are thrilled to be working with the excellent team at Magnolia to introduce North American cinema-goers to the complex character that is Alan Partridge. That they find the film hilarious is a great start.”
The Plot:
Alan Partridge finds Alan at the center of a siege, when a disgruntled fellow DJ (Colm Meaney) decides to hold their station hostage after learning that he’s getting sacked by the new management. While the film is a cinematic gift to longtime fans of Coogan’s seminal character, its accessible humor will equally resonate with American audiences who instead know Coogan through his singular comedic voice in such films as The Trip and 24 Hour Party People.
Source: Magnolia Pictures

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