First look at new British comedy movie Eaten By Lions | With Jack Carroll, Johnny Vegas and Antonio Aakeel

First look at new British comedy movie Eaten By Lions

With Jack Carroll, Johnny Vegas and Antonio Aakeel

Here is the first footage from the new British comedy film Eaten By Lions

Shot last year, the film stars stand-up and Trollied actor Jack Carroll and Skins actor Antonio Aakeel as two half-brothers, Omar and Pete, who seek out Omar's birth father, who they think is a Bollywood actor, and find him living in Blackpool.

The film features a cast of comedy faces including Johnny Vegas, who plays Ray, 'a cross-dressing hotelier with a heart of gold'.

No release date has yet been announced but a teaser trailer has been released on YouTube:

And here are some of the comedy names in brief clips.

Johnny Vegas plays 'a cross-dressing hotelier with a heart of gold', who never leaves his hotel:

Tom Binns plays a fortune teller in the style of his psychic character Ian D Montfort:

Vicki Pepperdine and Kevin Eldon play a married couple:

And People Just Do Nothing's Asim Chaudry plays Irfan, the owner of first Indian and Pakistani gift shop in Blackpool:

Comics Janice Connolly – known as Barbara Nice on the circuit – Phil Ellis and Peter Slater also have roles along with  soap actors Nitin Ganatra (Eastenders) and Hayley Tamaddon (Emmerdale).

The film is based on director and co-writer Jason  Wingard's 2014 short Going To Mecca, which also starred Carroll, but featured Aqib Khan as his half-brother.

Published: 11 Mar 2018

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