Magazine article Screen International

Big Talk's Man Up Underway

Magazine article Screen International

Big Talk's Man Up Underway

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EXCLUSIVE: Supporting cast joins Simon Pegg, Lake Bell comedy; StudioCanal to sell, distribute.

Principal photography is underway in London today on Man Up, Big Talk and StudioCanal's rom-com starring Simon Pegg and Lake Bell.

Additional cast includes Rory Kinnear, Olivia Williams, Sharon Horgan, Harriet Walter, Ken Stott and Stephen Campbell Moore.

Ben Palmer (The Inbetweeners Movie) directs Tess Morris' script about a disillusioned single woman (Bell) who mistakenly goes on a date with a freshly-hatched divorcee (Pegg).

According to the production, the "chaotic and unconventional" date includes lost divorce papers, a stalker, competitive indoor sports and an "epic venue-to-venue urban triathlon".

"It's about taking chances, making decisions and rolling with the consequences," reads a log line.

Producers are Nira Park and James Biddle with executive producers Matthew Justice, Simon Pegg, Rachael Prior, Dan Cheesbrough, Danny Perkins, Jenny Borgars, Christine Langan and Joe Oppenheimer. …

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