Connolly joins film from Outnumbered team

As does David Tennant

Billy Connolly and David Tennant are to star in the new big-screen comedy from the writers of Outnumbered.

Rosamund Pike, Ben Miller and Amelia Bullmore are also in the star-studded cast of What We Did On Our Holiday, which is due to start filmingn Glasgow and the Highlands on June 17.

The comedy will revolve around a family’s road trip to visit their grandfather on his 75th birthday – as the parents are in the midst of a difficult divorce

Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin wrote the script, and will also direct. Earlier this year, Jenkin told film industry website Screen International: 'We’re taking the techniques from Outnumbered to make a distinctive but broadly appealing British comedy that reflects much of contemporary family life, and it should be unlike anything that’s been seen before.’

Independent Film Company is now in Cannes selling the film to cinemas.

The company’s Andrew Orr told Screen International: ‘This is the funniest script that has come out of the UK in years. It is both edgy and commercial and will appeal to anyone who has ever felt like laughing and crying during a tense family gathering.’

Published: 15 May 2013

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