Nigel Cole (Calendar Girls, Made in Dagenham) returns behind the camera once more this summer with The Wedding Video, a new British comedy led by Lucy Punch (Bad Teacher), Robert Webb (Peep Show), and Rufus Hound (Hounded).
“Raif (Hound), a shambolic oaf with a unique sense of humour, is asked to be his brother Tim’s (Webb) best man when he marries Saskia (Punch).
To Raif’s surprise, he finds his once-bohemian brother is marrying into Cheshire’s most socially aspirant family. Saskia’s grandmother, Patricia (Miriam Margolyes) would give Hyacinth Bucket a run for her money and mum Alex (Harriet Walker) has successfully married into life in the ‘Cheshire Set’ — the English ‘Beverley Hills’. Raif’s present to the happy couple will be a video of their wedding. His film is our film — the final edited version with music, live action, interviews – the works.
Amidst the chaos of planning their big day and fending off unwanted help the couple begins to wonder ‘whose wedding is it anyway?’”
Cole reunites once more with screenwriter Tim Firth (Calendar Girls, Confessions of a Shopaholic), with BAFTA-nominated James Gay-Rees (Senna, Exit Through the Gift Shop) producing, alongside executive producers Nigel Green (Run Fatboy Run) and Ralph Kamp (The Phantom of the Opera).
The Wedding Video will be released in the UK and Ireland on 17th August. No word on a US release, so if you’re reading this across the Atlantic, you may have to sit tight for a DVD/Blu-ray release sometime in the future. For now, we can all enjoy these three new clips from the film.