September 29, 2008 06:48:39 GMT
The sketch comedy will be produced by Simon Fuller and has reportedly been picked up by a major Hollywood studio.
Becoming a hit in its native country, and transcending itself to U.S. audience, sketch comedy series "Little Britain" is heading to the big screen. The feature film, which is backed up by producer Simon Fuller, will present the characters played by David Walliams and Matt Lucas.
A single story line will include many of the actors' notable characters such as teenager with horrible attitude Vicky Pollard, computer-obsessed Carol Beer and cross dresser in denial Emily Howard. "This was on the back burner while David and Matt concentrated on their American TV show, Little Britain USA. But they are both keen to get the project up and running," a source told Daily Mirror.
No clue yet which studio will pick up the 90-minute film, but it is hinted as being a very big one. "It is being backed by one of Hollywood's biggest studios, so no expense will be spared. Executives see the pair as the next big British comedy talents after Sacha Baron Cohen and Ricky Gervais," the source added.
"Little Britain" branches out to U.S. audience in a TV series spin off called "Little Britain USA" which first episode premiered on Sunday, September 28 on HBO.