Magazine article Screen International

Lionsgate UK Gears Up for Keith Lemon Feature

Magazine article Screen International

Lionsgate UK Gears Up for Keith Lemon Feature

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Leigh Francis, who created and starred as the character in TV shows Bo' Selecta! and Keith Lemon's World Tour, has co-written the script for the film along with Paul Angunawela, who will direct.

Lionsgate UK is producing its first feature comedy, based around UK TV character Keith Lemon.

Paul Angunawela will direct Keith Lemon: The Film, from a script he has co-written with Leigh Francis, who created the Keith Lemon character.

The feature version will follow Keith as he moves from Leeds to London in his quest to become a successful entrepreneur, just like his hero Richard Branson.

Verne Troyer is confirmed to star alongside Francis.

Shooting is due to begin on November 17 in Belfast, with funding from Northern Ireland Screen.

Title: Keith Lemon: The Film

Production company: Lionsgate UK

Mark Huffam, Simon Bosanquet and Aidan Elliott will produce for Belfast-based Generator Entertainment. …

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