Catherine Tate (‘Doctor Who’), Natalia Tena (‘Game Of Thrones’), Laura Haddock (‘Da Vinci’s Demons’), Ruth Sheen (‘Vanity Fair’), Ricky Grover (‘Getting On’) are all set to star alongside stand-up comedian/actor Brett Goldstein (‘The Knot’) in director Jon Drever’s British superhero comedy ‘Superbob,’ reports Heat Vision.
‘Superbob,’ based on a 2009 short by Drever, details the story of Bob Kenner (played by Goldstein), a mild-mannered Southeast London postman “who finds himself with superhuman capabilities after a radioactive meteor crashes to Earth. Despite his newfound powers, Bob remains shy and unassuming – especially when it comes to women. As he tries to balance the increasing demands of the international community with preparations for his first date in six years, matters come to a head when a film crew arrives to document his day off.”
Filming is underway with The Fyzz Facility, Grain Media and Jones Company financing.
In a statement, Goldstein said, “Every day, as I crush my testicles into a far too tight superhero costume in a Peckham high street, I look at my wincing face in the mirror and gently repeat my mantra, ‘I’m living the dream … I’m living the dream …’ “
Drever added, “I feel so lucky that this story has attracted such a cast of brilliant comic actors and am having the time of my life working them. As for Brett, I grew up with him, and although his testicles are a bit too big for the role, we’re working around them.”