Screen Media has acquired the North American rights to “The Nan Movie,” a road trip comedy that centers on Catherine Tate’s foul-mouthed grandmother character. First introduced in BBC’s “The Catherine Tate Show,” Nan later appeared in “Catherine Tate’s Nan.”
The film will see Nan embark on a road-trip from London to Ireland with her long-suffering grandson as she endeavors to make amends with her estranged and dying sister, Nell. “Through a series of flashbacks, we see the young sisters fall in love with the same handsome GI during World War 2 and how the consequences of this love triangle shaped Nan into the cantankerous old b*****d she is today,” per a press release announcing the acquisition.
“I am delighted that Nan will be making her way across the pond and launching herself onto unsuspecting audiences with her first road movie,” said Tate, who wrote the script with Brett Goldstein, and is among the “The Nan Movie’s” exec producers.
A day-and-date theatrical and VOD release are planned for this July.
Tate’s other on-screen credits include the U.S. version of “The Office,” and “Doctor Who.” She’s due to reprise her role in the latter next year for a 60th anniversary special. She most recently appeared in Netflix mockumentary series “Hard Cell,” which she also created and co-directed. Tate earned a Best New Writer BAFTA nod for “The Catherine Tate Show” which was also a two-time BAFTA nominee for Best Comedy Programme, and earned her an Emmy nomination as a performer.