Pegg and Frost: together again in Paul; but Pegg is no Bastard

Simon Pegg has announced on his MySpace blog, Peggster.net, that Superbad director Greg Mottola is getting the honor of being the first person other than Edgar Wright to boss around the greatest comedy duo of all time (okay, maybe not, but they’re awesome) — Pegg and Nick Frost — who have previously been seen in Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and the British sitcom Spaced. The new project, co-written by best buds and ex-roomates Pegg and Frost, is called Paul, an American road movie about two British comic book nerds. Sold.

Back in May, the MTV Movie Blog broke the news about Paul and asked him if we could expect the same dynamic between Pegg and Frost from Hot Fuzz in the new film (which, at the time, had no director attached). Pegg apparently laughed and replied, “No, it’s different actually. I’m the bitch in this one.”

He also announced that he was, unfortunately, unable to work out some scheduling problems and will not be appearing in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Bastards. (He had previously been reported as being “in talks” for a role. See? “In talks” is not final.)

Pegg wrote, “We really tried to make it work but in the end, it just was not possible without severe ramifications elsewhere.… I’m trying to remain upbeat, as Tom Selleck said ‘Who the hell is Indiana Jones anyway?'”

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Posted on August 17, 2008 at 07:01 by Gordon@MovieMakeout · Permalink
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