Simon Pegg. Nick Frost. Edgar Wright. The UK’s finest comedy trifecta. We love them individually, of course, but we particularly love when they get together.
Cases in point. Spaced? Irreverent and, at times, tender, comedy gold. Hot Fuzz? Hilarious, grisly and wonderful. Shaun of The Dead? Enough said.
So with casting currently under way on The World’s End, the third instalment in their comedy trilogy, a familiar face has been added to the line-up.
Variety have reported that the always excellent Paddy Considine (Dead Man’s Shoes, Hot Fuzz, Submarine) will join the cast as a former ladies’ man and musician who has grown up to be a divorced architect. Considine joins Pegg, Frost and Rosamund Pike (Doom, Wrath of the Titans, Die Another Day).
The synopsis is as follows,
20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hell bent on trying the drinking marathon again. They are convinced to stage an encore by mate Gary King, a 40-year old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens, who drags his reluctant pals to their home town and once again attempts to reach the fabled pub, The World’s End.
As they attempt to reconcile the past and present, they realize the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind’s. Reaching The World’s End is the least of their worries…
More as it comes…
SOURCE – Variety