Pegg gets new movie on the road

Another collaboration with Frost

Simon Pegg is working on a new movie with his Hot Fuzz co-star Nick Frost.

The duo will write and star in Paul, about two British geeks on a road trip in the US.

Pegg told Entertainment Weekly: ‘It's a road trip with those guys across the Midwestern interior and all sorts of hilarity ensues.

‘We researched it last year by driving from California to Denver via Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming, and just had a blast and got lots of ideas.

‘America is an amazing place. When you get out there into the middle, it's kind of like, “Where the fuck is everybody?” It's like 235 billion people there or whatever, and you can go 100 miles and not see a soul

‘I can’t really talk about it, because it has a central premise which will give it all away. But we’re really excited about it. I don’t think I’ve ever been more happy or proud of a first draft than with this one.’

Filming is scheduled to start in September, but it will not be directed by Edgar Wright, who collaborated with the pair on both Hot Fuzz and Shaun Of The Dead.

Published: 1 Apr 2008

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