Postman Pat to deliver on big screen
by Naman Ramachandran
John Cunliffe and Ivor Wood’s iconic British character Postman Pat, one of the enduring favourites in the children’s space, is all set to make his feature debut. Postman Pat: The Movie – You Know You’re the One [+see also:
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Mike Disa (Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil) will direct from a screenplay co-written by Kim Fuller (Spice World) and Annika Bluhm, the long-time producer of the Postman Pat television series. The voice cast features Stephen Mangan (Beyond The Pole) as Postman Pat alongside Oscar and BAFTA Award Winner Jim Broadbent (Another Year [+see also:
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The film sees Pat, everyone’s favourite postman, coming face-to-face with the temptations of money, status and a shiny new suit when he enters a national TV talent show competition that threatens to tear him away from his hometown of Greendale and the friends he loves.
Classic Media and Rubicon Group Holding’s RGH Entertainment are producing.
Mangan said, “I’m absolutely thrilled to be playing the world's best-known postman in his big screen debut - he's an iconic British hero and it's a great script. However when I excitedly told my 3 year old son that I was going to be Postman Pat, he said, 'No you're not, dad, don't be silly.’”
Grint said, “I used to watch Postman Pat when I was a small boy. My brother and sisters all did at some stage. Postman Pat is one of those British symbols, I suppose - you are totally familiar with him and his cat, Jess even if you have never watched the series. How exciting to be part of the Postman Pat heritage.”