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Man Up

Ben Palmer’s MAN UP starring Lake Bell & Simon Pegg

Available on DVD, Blu-Ray & VOD from September 28th

MAN UP stars Simon Pegg (The World’s End) and Lake Bell (No Escape, In a World), the additional cast includes Rory Kinnear (Specture, Broken), Olivia Williams (Hyde Park on Hudson), Sharon Horgan (‘Pulling’), Harriet Walter (Atonement), Ken Stott (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey) and Stephen Campbell Moore (The History Boys).

MAN UP is directed by Ben Palmer (The Inbetweeners Movie) and written by Tess Morris. The film is produced by Nira Park, James Biddle and Rachael Prior at Big Talk.

Meet Nancy (Lake Bell): 34, single (still), hung-over (again), and exhausted by the endless futile set ups foisted upon her by well-meaning but clueless friends. As she travels across London to toast another 10 years of her parent’s blissfully happy marriage, 40 year old, freshly-hatched divorcee Jack (Simon Pegg) mistakes her for his 24 year old blind date. In a moment of uncharacteristic optimism (or insanity?), Nancy decides to just go with it… What follows is a chaotic, unconventional, hilarious night neither of them will ever forget. There will be drinking, there will be home truths; there will be an old classmate with a long-standing crush and stalker tendencies. There will be lost divorce papers, lost hopes, competitive indoor sports and an epic venue-to-venue urban triathlon. Oh, and the small matter of Jack finding out that Nancy isn’t actually his real blind date. MAN UP is a romantic comedy about being yourself… or perhaps not being yourself. It’s about taking chances, making decisions and rolling with the consequences.

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