Movie funnyman Ben Stiller will team up with British comedian Steve Coogan in the film version of TV classic The Persuaders.

The Meet The Fockers actor, is a massive fan of Coogan's comic creation ALAN PARTRIDGE so agreed to co-star in the movie remake of the 70s cult show as sleuth LORD BRETT SINCLAIR, while Coogan will play his detective partner DANNY WILDE.

Coogan says, "Ben is a somebody and I'm a nobody, so I'm very grateful for the relationship.

"He's a fan of Alan Partridge and I'm a fan of his."

02/01/2005 13:24