Catherine Tate’s TV series ran from 2004 – 2009 with its most popular characters being school girl Lauren and cantankerous potty mouthed pensioner Nan and its that OAP who is to get the big screen treatment with the release of The Nan Movie trailer
Nan hits the big screen as she goes on a wild road trip from London to Ireland with her grandson Jamie (Mathew Horne) to make amends with her estranged sister Nell (Katherine Parkinson). Militant vegan arsonists, raucous rugby teams, all night raves and crazed cops on motorbikes all make for a proper day out. An origin story that mixes Nan’s present with her past where we finally find out what’s made her the cantankerous old b*****d she is today.
TV sitcom to film adaptations have had a notoriously rocky history even more so for stand alone comic characters. Whilst Steve Coogan’s ‘Alan Partridge Alpha Papa’ was a critical success the same can’t be said for ‘David Brent : Life on the Road‘ which may have been in part to do with Ricky Gervais writing the film without his Office co-writer Stephen Merchant. Nan had a one off special in 2014 which was met with generally positive reaction and The Nan Movie trailer looks as thought its adopted the road movie format. Intriguingly the film is helmed by director Josie Rourke who an admirable pedigree in directing women in serious drama with the National Theatre and whose feature film debut was 2018’s Mary Queen of Scots. Her only foray into lighter material was an episode of Alan Bennet’s drama series Talking Heads with his typical comic touches so we’re keen to see how this turns out
The Nan Movie will be released nationwide on 18th March 2022
Here’s The Nan Movie trailer…..