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IFC Films Nabs Winterbottom's Coogan Sequel 'The Trip to Italy'

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood June 24, 2013 at 12:15PM

IFC Films has landed US rights to Michael Winterbottom's "The Trip to Italy," a follow-up to 2010 hit "The Trip," starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon. Coogan and Brydon are reteaming for this new film, which is currently in production in Italy. No word yet on whether there will be any Michael Caine imitation face-offs.
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Steven Coogan and Rob Brydon in 2010's "The Trip"
Steven Coogan and Rob Brydon in 2010's "The Trip"

IFC Films has landed US rights to Michael Winterbottom's "The Trip to Italy," a follow-up to 2010 hit "The Trip," starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon. Coogan and Brydon are reteaming for this new film, which is currently in production in Italy. No word yet on whether there will be any Michael Caine imitation face-offs.

Here's a more in-depth synopsis:

THE TRIP TO ITALY, a semi-fictional improvised tour of Italy, reunites Rob and Steve (Brydon and Coogan).  Rob has been commissioned by a newspaper to go on a driving tour of Italy from Liguria to Capri, partly following in the footsteps of the great Romantic poets. He asks his old friend Steve to go with him. As they journey through the beautiful Italian countryside, they talk about life, relationships and their careers.

The films are based on the BBC series of the same name.

Coogan also stars in Winterbottom's "The Look of Love," which premiered at Sundance, and centers on the life of Brit billionaire pornographer Paul Raymond; no word yet on a stateside release. 

This article is related to: News, IFC Films, Michael Winterbottom, Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, News


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.