Comedy to begin shooting in August

Michael Sheen and Paddy Considine have boarded Richard Ayoade’s coming-of-age laffer “Submarine.”

Project is being developed by Ben Stiller’s Red Hour Films and U.K. shingle Warp Films. Film4 is co-financing the pic, which is set to start shooting in August.

Story follows a 15-year-old boy who aspires to lose his virginity before his next birthday, while trying to prevent his mother from leaving his father for her dance teacher.

Director Ayoade is most famous in the U.K. for his perfs in cult TV skeins “The IT Crowd” and “The Mighty Boosh.” This will be his feature directing debut.

Protagonist Pictures is handling international sales.

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