With proof of production underway thanks to a few set photos, Edgar Wright still has yet to finish casting his final entry Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy, The World’s End. With Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Paddy Considine all returning — along with newcomer Rosamund Pike — another familiar face has been added to the ensemble.
According to a press release, after getting some massive exposure with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Bilbo Baggins himself, Martin Freeman, will be reteaming with Wright after roles in both Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. Also joining the gang is Eddie Marsan, who was in Considine’s impressive directorial debut Tyrannosaur, but has yet to work with Wright.
Our main gang of guys play five childhood friends, reunited after 20 years to go on an epic pub crawl. We’ve also got word from Empire that Pike will indeed play a sister to one of the characters, so with shooting underway, we can look forward to much more next year. Check out a synopsis and poster below.
“20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hell bent on trying the drinking marathon again. They are convinced to stage an encore by mate Gary King, a 40-year old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens, who drags his reluctant pals to their home town 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.”
Expect The World’s End in theaters in 2013.
The thoroughly unsettling Faults, in theater this weekend, knows how to push the audience’s buttons in the right order to get the most out of a small budget and setting. The film follows Ansel (Leland Orser), a once-famed cult deprogrammer that is looking at diminishing returns on his success. When a couple find him in hopes that […]
Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. Check out our rundown below and return every Tuesday for the best (or most interesting) films one can take home. Note that if you’re looking to support […]
Latest posts from The Film Stage