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Martin Freeman Finishes Out Edgar Wright’s Cornetto Trilogy With ‘World’s End’; Eddie Marsan Also Joins

Written by on September 28, 2012 

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.

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