Today BBC Films (which is celebrating it’s 25th anniversary this year) released its plans for its upcoming film slate, and there’s a lot to look forward to.
That The Office spin-off movie we’ve been hearing about for so long is finally happening. Life on the Road will follow David Brent who quit his job to self-fund a rock and roll career, now touring the UK with a documentary crew in tow.
Colin Firth’s Oscar Bait. The Theory of Everything’s James Marsh will direct Firth in the true story of amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst in his attempt to win the first single-handed round-the-world yacht race in 1968. He will no doubt wear a dashing hat and/or vest and be nominated for an Oscar.
Armando Iannucci and a lot of swearing. Iannucci is known for creating the brilliance that is In the Loop and Veep. I think it’s safe to assume that his adaptation of David Copperfield will include a lot of fantastic profanity, no?
We’ll also be getting adaptations of the novels Swallows and Amazons and The Sense of an Ending. All in all, this looks to be an exciting, awkward, Oscar baity, profane year for BBC.