Michael Winterbottom is set to helm "The Trip To Italy," a sequel to the acclaimed BBC2 comedy hit "The Trip".
Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan will return for the project which is expected to be produced in the same format as the previous incarnation - both a six part half-hour comedy series, and a cut down two hour theatrical feature.
In this sequel, the pair tour Italy, through Piedmont, Liguria, Tuscany, Rome, the Amalfi Coast and Capri. Brydon and Coogan play versions of themselves, on assignment to write about food.
A month-long shoot is set to begin this Friday with rights already sold to several countries. Winterbottom is expected to segue from that to filming the Italy-set "The Face of an Angel" in the fourth quarter of the year.
The story follows a journalist covering a big murder case who meets a filmmaker researching the trial. The focus then turns to the filmmaker's personal life and his nightmarish visions of Dante.
Source: Screen Daily