Lake Bell Will 'Man Up' with Simon Pegg for 'Inbetweeners' Director
by Ethan Anderton
November 19, 2013
Today, you can pick up The World's End on Blu-Ray and DVD as star Simon Pegg has another project in the works. Deadline has word that the actor will star in the romantic comedy Man Up, but the film will focus on In a World... star Lake Bell as the lead. The script from Tess Morris (which made the UK's version of The Black List) follows Bell as a woman who is mistaken for a stranger's blind date while on the way to her parents' anniversary celebration. But the mistaken identity might have her finding the perfect boyfriend. And for all you fans of UK TV, "The Inbetweeners" director Ben Palmer will be at the helm.
In addtion, Nina Park will produce for Big Talk, the company behind Pegg's breakthrough Shaun of the Dead and the sci-fi sensation Attack the Block. Bell is quickly rising to the top after her praised turn as writer, director and star of the indie comedy In a World..., which pokes fun at the business of movie trailer voice over artists. In addition, she'll be seen in the forthcoming Disney sports drama Million Dollar Arm with Jon Hamm, and lends her voice talents to DreamWorks Animation's Mr. Peabody & Sherman. Teaming her with Pegg should make for some good romantic comedy fun, and hopefully it won't be generic.