The new trailer for Richard Ayoade’s Submarine has been revealed!
Based on a novel of the same name by Joe Dunthorne, Submarine is a coming of age comedy set in 1970s Wales. The film tells the story of 17-year old Oliver Tate, played by Craig Roberts, whose misguided attempts at seducing his girlfriend Jordana (Yasmin Page) are punctuated only by his attempts at saving his parents’ marriage.
This might be Ayoade’s first feature-length film, but you’re more than likely to recognise him from his time spent in front of the camera. The comic actor has appeared in the likes of Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace, Channel 4’s The IT Crowd, and The Mighty Boosh. However it’s not his first turn as a director, having directed music videos for the Arctic Monkeys, Vampire Weekend, Kasabian and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, to name but a few…!
Apparently, Michael Sheen and, oddly, X Factor‘s Lucie Jones were originally cast in the film, after around 100 actors submitted video auditions, but both have since been forced to drop out. But that’s ok – with Made in Dagenham‘s Sally Hawkins in the role of Oliver’s mother, and Shane Meadows‘ frequent collaborator Paddy Considine also making a notable appearance, Ayoade had certainly gone to great lengths to gather a finely tuned cast.
He’s also got quite a soundtrack in store, with BAFTA winning composer Andrew Hewitt behind the score, as well as musician Alex Turner reported to have written five new songs for the film.
Oh, and did we mention that Ben Stiller’s the executive producer? Mad!
Anyway, from the looks of the trailer, Submarine will be filled with enough patterned wallpaper, retro sunglasses and duffel coats to make sure it has the quirky and nostalgic appeal enjoyed by the likes of Garden State and (500) Days of Summer – check it out below!
Submarine is due to hit UK cinemas on 18th March 2011.