Cast board Richard Ayoade's 'Submarine'

Sally Hawkins, Noah Taylor, Paddy Considine, Craig Roberts board

LONDON -- Writer/director Richard Ayoade has persuaded Sally Hawkins, Noah Taylor, Paddy Considine and newcomer Craig Roberts to dive into his movie debut "Submarine."

Ayoade, who directed rock concert film "Arctic Monkeys at the Apollo," and starred in comedy shows including Channel 4's' "The IT Crowd," is directing the adaptation of Joe Dunthorne's novel of the same name.

Billed as a coming of age comedy, the film is set in Swansea and details the story of 15-year-old Oliver Tate who is living through his parents' marriage breakup and his first love.

The movie is produced by Andy Stebbing and Mark Herbert with Mary Burke under the Warp FIlms production banner and Red Hour Films.

It has backing from Film4, the U.K. Film Council's New Cinema Fund, Wales Creative IP Fund and Film Agency Wales and begins shooting in Swansea Monday for seven weeks.

Protagonist Pictures are handling international sales and Optimum Releasing has U.K. distribution rights.

Executive producers are Ben Stiller, Stuart Cornfeld, Jeremy Kramer, Tessa Ross, Peter Carlton, Will Clarke, Linda James, Pauline Burt and Paul Higgins.