Lucy Punch to star in SPINAL TAP-style romantic comedy THE WEDDING VIDEO

Movieby Jim Napier

Lucy Punch, Rufus Hound and Robert Webb are set to star in director Nigel Cole's The Wedding Video. THR reports that the film is a romantic comedy billed as an expose on English society weddings in Spinal Tap-style. They will star alongside a cast that already boasts Miriam Margolyes, Michelle Gomez and Harriet Walter

Cole wrote the script with Tim Firth, who he last collaborated with on Calendar Girls. It details the story of "a shambolic yet loveable best man who decides the greatest gift he can give his friend and his bride is a video of their wedding. It doesn’t quite end up that way."

The film is produced by James Gay-Rees, (Senna) and exec produced by Entertainment Film Distributor’s Nigel Green and Timeless Films’ Ralph Kamp. Entertainment will handle U.K. distribution rights while Kamp’s Timeless will handle international sales on it. The film shoots on location in the U.K. for seven weeks.  

Punch was last seen opposite Cameron Diaz in Bad Teacher and starred in Dinner for Schmucks, Hound is best known as an actor and comedian and Webb is familiar to cult comedy followers of TV’sPeep Show. This sounds like a funny film, I loved Spinal Tap and think Punch is pretty hilarious. What are your thoughts on this news?

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