Magazine article Screen International

Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope Reunite on New Script

Magazine article Screen International

Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope Reunite on New Script

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EXCLUSIVE: Philomena writers Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope are already working on another British 'dramedy' script.

"It's something that Steve is going to write with Jeff Pope, that we are developing with BBC Films. It's an original idea that Steve has had and he and Jeff are going to write that. It's a drama with a comic quality, set in the UK," London-based producer Gabrielle Tana told Screen, adding that she has a number of other projects she's developing with Coogan's Baby Cow.

Coogan and Pope won the best screenplay prize in Venice last night for their work on Philomena, which is directed by Stephen Frears.

Of Coogan's years of championing the development of Philomena, Tana notes: "I think it proves that he's capable of being much more than a funny guy and when we set out on this journey that was the desired effect. …

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