The chronicles of Alan Partridge, the local radio DJ and one-time talk show host, are culminating on the big screen. After over 20 years parading through BBC Radio 4’s “On the Hour,” the “I’m Alan Partridge” show, and numerous spoof interviews, Steve Coogan’s popular character has landed in a feature film. And according to the tagline, someone is trying to kill him.
Magnolia Pictures acquired the North American rights to the film last August (read more here). The film premiered in North America at the 2013 New York Film Festival, a month after it was released in the UK. It is set for US theatrical release on April 4, 2014.
Here’s the official synopsis below:
Alan Partridge (Steve Coogan) has had many ups and downs in his life. National television broadcaster. Responsible for killing a guest on live TV. Local radio broadcaster. A nervous breakdown in Dundee. His self-published book, ‘Bouncing Back’, subsequently remaindered and pulped. “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.
Check out the poster, exclusive to Indiewire, below.