The Alan Partridge film will begin production later this year, its co-creator has confirmed.
Armando Iannucci, who conceived of the hapless Norfolk-based presenter along with actor Steve Coogan and comedians Richard Herring and Stewart Lee, said Father Ted's Declan Lowney will direct the spin-off movie.
"It's just about all come together now, so that'll be shot later in the year," Iannucci told Empire.
He added: "At the moment it's 'The Alan Partridge Movie' but that's just a working title. [The script] is written [but] we're always rewriting, rewriting and rewriting."
After Partridge's autobiography was released to great acclaim last year, the former Knowing Me Knowing You presenter will return for a second series of Mid Morning Matters with Alan Partridge, to be screened online at fostersfunny.co.uk.
Partridge commented: "I've always been more than comfortable in my association with this warmly regarded mid-range lager. I am quietly flabbergasted that the good people at Foster's think that, by associating themselves with my webcast, people will consume more of their product.
"I don't drink it myself but I'm familiar with it and firmly believe that the 20-30 age demographic should have access to affordable lager. Going forward, I look forward to moving forward with Foster's in an atmosphere of bland co-operation. It's a good fit. It feels right. I like it."