The first proper trailer for Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa has arrived online.
Steven Coogan finally brings his beloved character to the big screen later this year. With the release date rapidly approaching, the film has finally received a new trailer.
Coogan stars as Alan Partridge, a bumbling talk show host whose career has never taken off the way he’d hoped. He suddenly finds himself the center of attention when a disgruntled former employee takes the radio station hostage.
Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa marks the first theatrical release featuring Steven Coogan’s famous BBC character. Although he’s relatively well-known in the UK, American audiences are probably less familiar with him. In fact, a North American release date has not been set as of this writing.
Here’s how the movie is being described on an official level:
“lan Partridge 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: Alpha Papa’ portrays the events of the greatest low-to-high-ebb spectrum in his life to date – specifically how he tries to salvage his public career while negotiating a potentially violent turn of events at North Norfolk Digital Radio.”
Although Steve Coogan and his characters are far more popular overseas, the actor was cast as the lead in the upcoming ABC drama Doubt. The series is from House M.D. creator David Shore, a man who apparently loves casting British funnymen in his shows.
Coogan can be found next in the upcoming animated flick Despicable Me 2. The family-friendly feature is currently slated to arrive in theaters across North American on July 3.
You can find the latest clip for Coogan’s new movie below.
What do you think about the trailer for Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa? Are you hoping the film gets a theatrical release in the US?