open web auditions for Richard Ayoade's directorial debut Submarine back in July, and subsequently on the casting of Craig Roberts in the leading role of Oliver Tate, a hero in the gauche vein of an Adrian Mole or a young Alan Partridge, and Yasmin Paige as his love-interest Jordana.
"I have been waiting too long for the film of my life. My name is Oliver Tate. This film will capture my particular idiosyncrasies, for example, the way I seduce my classmate Jordana Bevan using only my mind. Also, since my parents' marriage is being threatened by a man who runs courses on Mental and Physical Wellbeing, the film will probably feature some elaborate set-pieces of me taking him down. There will be helicopter shots. There will be slow-mo, but also transcendent moments, like when I cure my father's depression. Knowing me as I do, I will be surprised if this film runs to less than three hours. Note to the press: appropriate adjectives to describe this film include 'breath-taking' and 'irresistible' as well the phrase: 'a monumental achievement'."