Comedy-tastic. Honestly, this is truly comedy-tastic news.
Seth Rogen, Jason Bateman, Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader and the great Jane Lynch have all joined the cast of Paul, the upcoming sci-fi road trip comedy from Simon Pegg and Nick Frost.
The Spaced pair wrote and will star in the film about two sci-fi nerds who embark on a road trip and encounter an alien, called Paul, who has escaped from Area 51.
The alien is to be voice by Rogen, fresh from his excellent voice-acting work in Monsters vs Aliens, with Superbad and Adventureland director Greg Mottola helming the project.
I’m a huge Pegg-Frost fan, so much so that their upcoming appearance in Spielberg’s Tin Tin film has got me excited for that project, long a ‘meh’ for me. Their work together in Spaced is of modern British comedy legend and while Hot Fuzz isn’t as consistent as one might hope, Shaun of the Dead is a bona fide slice of zom-com mastery.
This, with all of those other added, is now sounding like a saliva-worthy project.
Bill Hader has revealed a few details on his next project during an interview with Bill Simmons on ESPN’s The BS Report.
Hader said he was looking to be in the next movie from Adventureland and Superbad director Greg Mottola, called Paul and starring our very own Simon Pegg and Nick Frost.
Devin Faraci on CHUD notes the annoyance of Hader saying he would be in Paul on such a show and the reticence of the host to get any further information on the facts. However, it sounds like Pegg could soon have an American project to be proud of with the pedigree lining up behind this one.
Faraci also noted that Hader mentioned his slasher movie script, being written with fellow Saturday Night Live writer Simon Rich.