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StudioCanal signs Alan Partridge

StudioCanal has acquired UK theatrical rights to The Alan Partridge Movie with plans to release in August 2013.

StudioCanal has acquired UK theatrical rights to The Alan Partridge Movie, which is set to shoot from January 7.

It is due for release in the UK on August 16 2013.

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A Baby Cow/StudioCanal production, backed by BBC Films and supported in development by the BFI Film Fund, The Alan Partridge Movie sees Steve Coogan reprising his much loved TV role.

Peter Baynham, Steve Coogan, Armando Iannucci, Neil and Rob Gibbons have written the script for the film, which is being directed by Declan Lowney. His first feature was Wild About Harry.

Producers are Kevin Loader and Henry Normal, with Armando Iannucci, Danny Perkins, Joe Oppenheimer and Christine Langan as executive producers.

Embankment Films are handling international sales.

Alan Partridge said: “I’m simultaneously gladdened and pleased to see a British film being co-funded by the French dudes at StudioCanal. This is without doubt the greatest Anglo-French co-operation since the Normandy landings. This time, the heroes aren’t Allied servicemen - they’re motion picture financiers, who are equally brave.”

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