Greg Mottola Directing Nick Frost and Simon Pegg's Next Film
Two big news items surrounding cult actor Simon Pegg have both hit today. First, Pegg is no longer going to be in Quentin Tarantino's Inglorious Bastards as originally reported. "I won't be appearing in QT's forthcoming Inglorious Bastards due to insurmountable scheduling difficulties. We really tried to make it work but in the end, it just was not possible without severe ramifications elsewhere." Quite sad because I was looking forward to his appearance, but that's how it goes with busy actors like Simon. The good news, however, is that Pegg's next film, titled just Paul, has found a director. Greg Mottola of Superbad and the upcoming Adventureland has signed on to direct that film which was written by Pegg and Nick Frost.
We actually first mentioned Paul back in May. The film is a road movie set in America about two British comic book geeks that get into an adventure across America. Apparently Nick Frost, the larger of the two actors, will be playing the lead while Pegg will be the sidekick - which actually makes more sense with that story. I've been incredibly excited to see this movie since it was first announced and I'm so happy that it's getting made this soon! Back in May, Pegg said it would be shooting later this year, and considering his scheduling conflict with Tarantino's film, it sounds like they're shooting Paul already. I can't wait to see how Mottola handles Pegg and Frost without Edgar Wright directing this time!
Reader Feedback - 9 Comments
Greg Mottola is a very good director, his work on "Superbad" was great, I think "Paul" will be a hit. Written with Simon and Nick, this will be good!
Conrad on Aug 16, 2008
These guys are my two favorite actors in history!! They effing rock! lmao I need to go watch Hot Fuzz now!
Blake B on Aug 16, 2008
NIIIICE!! 😀 Sucks that Pegg wont be in IB, bust still! and Frost is gonna lead so that just makes e even MORE! eager for Paul 😀 I swear these two were made! to make movies together :] Pegg&Frost Ferrell&Riley Farley&Spade fav 3 right there...
Carlos on Aug 16, 2008
These guys are the best. They have so much fun and life in their movies.
DCompose on Aug 16, 2008
They need to cameo in some SPACED actors !!! I'm pumped
Nick Sears on Aug 17, 2008
We'll just have to wait and see what happens to them. It should be curiously entertaining.
Luigi X on Aug 17, 2008
Count me in. I'm a HUGE Simon Pegg fan.
Hilander on Aug 18, 2008
... okay, AND a Nick Frost fan.
Hilander on Aug 18, 2008
There a great duo love them both, Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz were insanely funny and good. Im glad there getting this movie made sounds hilarious cant wait!
Curits on Aug 18, 2008
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