Superhero comedy begins principal photography.
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.”