Steve Coogan will join Christopher Walken for Irreplaceable You. A new romantic drama that will be directed by former Veep executive producer Stephanie Laing. The pair will be joined on set by Michiel Huisman and Game of Thrones star Gugu Mbatha-Raw. As the film explores the love story of two characters Abbie and Sam.
Currently in production mode in New York City, Jonathan Tropper and Farah Abushwesha are producing the picture with the screenplay developed by Bess Wohl. The casting is another move by Englishman Coogan to step into more serious roles, having made his name in the comical role of Alan Partridge.
Coogan: Trump is Uber-Partridge
Playing the role of a small time narcissist via fictional Norwich radio host Alan Partridge for the best part of two decades, Coogan outlined that the character will be back in some shape or form.
Talking on a Facebook Live Q&A session, Coogan remarked, “We’re doing some more Alan at the end of this year. He’ll return to the small screen in a way that we’re trying to devise at the moment. We’re not quite sure what that is, but we’ve got a few ideas that I’m going to keep up my sleeve at the moment. But there’ll be more Alan, there’ll be a regular appearance of Alan and some of the usual suspects.”
With the character being an outlandish moron that had a tenancy to offend, Coogan drew parallels with the current president. Going on to say the duo have more in common than he would care to admit.
“In some ways the only person on Earth who’s more Alan Partridge than Alan Partridge is Donald Trump,” Coogan told THR. “Even Alan Partridge would think Donald Trump is a bit much. I thought Nigel Farage was the incarnation of Alan Partridge, a nightmare version of Alan Partridge who actually wields some power, but I would have never predicted the leader of the free world would be an uber-Partridge.”
Steve Gets Serious With Gere In The Dinner
Whatever you think of Coogan's American accent in the trailer for the upcoming thriller drama The Dinner, the picture is sure to be a change of pace for the actor. Alongside Richard Gere, Laura Linney and Rebecca Hall, the Brit will take on the role of Paul as his brother (Gere) runs for Governor.
The movie made it's debut at the Berlin Film Festival last month as an adaptation of the novel by Herman Koch. The Dinner will be released to US cinemas on May 5, 2017.