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The award-winning team behind 2013’s Philomena — Stephen Frears, Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope — are reuniting for another comedy-drama based on a true story, The Lost King, which will make its debut at the virtual American Film Market.
Like Philomena, which landed four Oscar nominations, Frears will direct from a script co-written by Coogan and Pope, with Coogan set to co-star. Pathe International is launching the project at the virtual American Film Market.
The film — which Coogan has discussed for some time — is set to tell the story of Philippa Langley, the historian who in 2012 helped uncover the remains of King Richard III, lost for more than 500 years, beneath a carpark in the English city of Leicester. The discovery was the culmination of years of obsessive research by Langley, who faced the incomprehension of friends and family and the derision of experts and academics, and whose improbable role was largely overlooked. Coogan will play Langley’s husband.
Coogan’s Baby Cow productions are producing, with the production set to start next spring. Producers include Christine Langan and Dan Winch.
Coogan and Pope last worked together on Stan & Ollie, which Pope wrote and starred Coogan as Stan Laurel.
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