Steve Coogan's Alan Partridge movie is coming to the US. Deadline reports that Magnolia Pictures has acquired the rights to the film, entitled Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, and they're aiming for an early 2014 US theatrical release following a premiere at the 2013 New York Film Festival. The film follows Coogan's beloved character Alan Partridge, who he's played since the early '90s across UK radio, TV, and web series, at the center of a hostage situation at his radio station. Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa was released in the UK earlier this month, opening at #1 and receiving mostly positive reviews.
Check out the trailer below:
Here's the brand new teaser trailer for The Alan Partridge Movie, which has (what I'm assuming is) a joke title, Alpha Papa. Centered on Steve Coogan's beloved TV character, the movie follows Alan Partridge's battle with a media conglomerate after they take over the digital radio station he works at and rebrand it "Shape." There are no plans for a US release yet, but the movie hits UK theaters – or as they call them, "cinemas" – on August 17th.
Hit the jump for some official images from the movie:
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