It's an on-screen reunion we've all wanted to see for ages; finally it's been revealed that Paddy Considine will be joining his Hot Fuzz co-stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost in upcoming comedy The World's End. Not only that, the man who directed all three of them in that seminal 2007 British comedy, Edgar Wright, will be directing the trio again meaning that larks are surely guaranteed.
To the boring behind the scenes stuff first. Variety reports that Focus Features will distribute Stateside, while Universal will deal with international distribution. Working Title's Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan produce with Nira Park of Big Talk Pictures. Wright will direct a script co-written with Pegg.
Now, as to the story; the script follows five childhood friends who reunite for a drinking marathon that ends up at the fabled pub of the film's title. As they attempt to reconcile past and present, they realize the real struggle is for the future of all humankind. Great! Considine will reportedly play a former ladies man and musician who has grown up to be a divorced architect, while Rosamund Pike will also co-star as the female lead, playing a character who shares a romantic past with Pegg's character. Shooting is scheduled to start in the UK next month.