Steve Coogan Working on a Alan Partridge Feature Film
I'm not from the UK and I'm not going to pretend that I know who Alan Partridge is, but I do know who Steve Coogan is. Coogan had a stellar year last year with a starring role in Hamlet 2 and a supporting role in Tropic Thunder, but he still hasn't worked into the Hollywood mainstream, which is a bit sad. Somewhat like Sacha Baron Cohen, over in the UK, Coogan plays a character named Alan Partridge, a sports presenter turned chat show host turned early morning DJ, that has become such a big hit, that Partridge has his own sitcom and talk show. Word on the street is that Coogan is working on an Alan Partridge feature film.
Coogan spilled the beans about the movie to Edith Bowman on BBC Radio One (via SlashFilm). "We are planning on making a movie. We're talking at the moment. What it is we're not quite sure. But yes, there are plans afoot to make a film." Again, I don't exactly know if this is the case, but my guess (or what I'm hoping to see) is that it would a mix of Anchorman and a Sacha Baron Cohen character. If that is indeed the case, then I'm all for it. If not, then well I'll still check it out, as I'm a big fan of Coogan and I love his humor. As long as it's not Night at the Museum, I'll typically go see whatever he's in, and this won't be an exception.