An official press release has gone out announcing that production has started on the movie and offering up the full cast for the flick. In addition to Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, we’ve learned that Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine, Eddie Marsan and Rosamund Pike have joined the project as well.
Consider us thrilled about this Freeman news. Fans will know that he’s been a regular in Wright’s trilogy, having a small but memorable part as Declan in “Shaun of the Dead” and playing the Met sergeant who transfers Pegg’s character to the country in “Hot Fuzz.” We can only imagine what role he’ll play here. Hopefully he’ll end up getting a little more screentime than he did in the past, considering he’s moved up a bit in the world thanks to leading roles in “The Hobbit” and BBC’s “Sherlock.”
The press release includes an official synopsis of “The World’s End,” elaborating what we already know about it.
“In ’The World’s End,’ 20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hellbent on trying the drinking marathon again,” the synopsis reads. “They are convinced to stage an encore by mate Gary King (Simon Pegg), a 40-year-old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens, who drags his reluctant pals to their hometown and once again attempts to reach the fabled pub – The World’s End. As they attempt to reconcile the past and present, they realize the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind’s. Reaching The World’s End is the least of their worries.”
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