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Steve Coogan & Rob Brydon Set To Travel Italy With Michael Winterbottom For Sequel To 'The Trip'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 18, 2011 1:02 AM
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Many suspected that after "Tristram Shandy: A Cock And Bull Story," if you were to get Michael Winterbottom to direct Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon reading the phone book, it would almost certainly turn out to be rib-tickling stuff. The theory's been put to the test this year with "The Trip," which features the British comics playing themselves on a journey around England's Lake District eating at a series of top restaurants: not exactly "Mr. Popper's Penguins," as far as high concepts go, but it's happily turned out to be one of the best comedies of the year, and something of an indie sleeper, with clips from the film going viral. And the good news is, there's more on the way.

Steve Coogan & Michael Winterbottom To Team Again For 'Paul Raymond's Wonderful World Of Erotica'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 31, 2011 1:39 AM
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While he hasn't quite become the Dudley Moore-style megastar he once seemed likely to be, Steve Coogan's big-screen career has been modestly successful so far, not least when he collaborates with prolific British director Michael Winterbottom. In "24 Hour Party People," "A Cock and Bull Story" and "The Trip," they've produced three warm, terrific comedies together, and we're always pleased to hear that the duo are continuing to collaborate.

Today In Unexpected Pairings: Jack Black & Michael Winterbottom Teaming For Comedy 'Bailout'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 12, 2011 2:00 AM
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Nothing quite gives a movie star a kick up the ass like two high-profile critically-eviscerated box office flops in a row, and the diminishing returns in Jack Black's career since "School of Rock," aside from the occasional gem like "Margot at the Wedding" and "Tropic Thunder," seemed to reach a trough in the last couple of years with "Year One" and "Gulliver's Travels." Fortunately, the actor seems to have taken stock -- birdwatching comedy-drama "The Big Year," with Owen Wilson and Steve Martin, is faintly promising, and he's reteamed with Richard Linklater on the dark comedy "Bernie," opposite Shirley MacLaine and fellow comeback-kid Matthew McConaughey.

Q&A: Steve Coogan & Rob Brydon Talk 'The Trip,' Differing Improv Styles And Their Onscreen Personas

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • April 27, 2011 2:24 AM
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This world loves bickering buddies. From Laurel and Hardy to Jay and Silent Bob, there's plenty of fondness for comedies built around caustic and amusing back-and-forths between two people that, at the drop of a hat, either want to kill each other or cuddle. Michael Winterbottom, the man responsible for "Welcome to Sarajevo" and the harshly-and-unjustly-criticized "The Killer Inside Me," saw gold in the relationship between his star Steve Coogan ("24 Hour Party People") and friend/comedian Rob Brydon and amplified their personalities for "Tristam Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story." The result was a riot, and things went so well that the three reunited for "The Trip," a BBC2 series and movie.

Tribeca Review: Michael Winterbottom's 'The Trip' A Wickedly Funny Road Trip

  • By The Playlist
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  • April 26, 2011 2:19 AM
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Fans of British actor/comedian Steve Coogan ("I'm Alan Partridge," the outstanding lead in "24 Hour Party People") tend to fall into two camps: the Anglophile hyper-obsessives (believe me, they exist) and the casual fan where this writer finds himself (though there's probably a third and fourth level of indifference and unawareness). But both sides of the coin should be pleased with the results of his latest collaboration with Rob Brydon.

Exclusive: Poster For Michael Winterbottom's 'The Trip' Starring Steve Coogan & Rob Brydon

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 25, 2011 7:10 AM
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While this summer will be a battleground between R-rated comedies each trying to out-raunch each other, perhaps the biggest belly laughs will come from director Michael Winterbottom's droll and hilarious "The Trip" which delivers all the comedy without having to rely on much of a foul mouth.

Steve Coogan Says The 'Alan Partridge' Movie To Shoot Next Year

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • April 23, 2011 5:52 AM
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British Comedian Says 'In The Loop' Director Armando Ianucci & 'Borat' Co-Writer Peter Baynham Are Helping Him Pen The ScriptKnowing me knowing you, aha.

Michael Winterbottom's 'The Trip' With Steve Coogan & Rob Brydon Hits On June 10th

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 17, 2011 2:15 AM
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Granted, Michael Winterbottom tends to have a few projects on the go at once so we'll forgive you if this one somehow slipped under your radar. While the director's biggest profile release last year was the controversial "The Killer Inside Me," he had another project quietly hit festivals on our shores and television in the U.K.

Freida Pinto Joins Michael Winterbottom's 'Trishna'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 5, 2011 3:27 AM
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EXCLUSIVE: Michael Winterbottom's developing modern-day retelling of “Tess of the d’Urbervilles” continues to move forward and following yesterday's news that Riz Ahmed ("The Road To Guantanamo," "Four Lions") had come aboard, another actor is now confirmed to be starring.

Rising Actor Riz Ahmed Joins Michael Winterbottom's 'Trishna'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • February 4, 2011 2:40 AM
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Update: Thanks to some astute reader tips, we've learned that the project is "Trishna," a modern day re-telling of "Tess of the d'Urbervilles." The setting of the film has been relocated to India and will follow the tragic relationship between Jay and Trishna, the former the son of a property developer, the latter the daughter of an auto rickshaw owner. You can read the full synopsis here but we warn you, it's very spoiler heavy. No word yet on when it will go in front of cameras but according to production designer David Bryan, it will shoot in Jaipur, India.

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