Paul is a movie about two sci-fi comic book geeks (Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, of course) who travel from London to Area 51 and discover a wayward alien(Seth Rogen). According to Imdb.com, Pegg passed on a role in Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds to begin work on Paul.
Big surprise, Sigourney Weaver plays a lead role in yet another alien movie. I expect (hope for) at least one self aware comment towards her presence in this flick. The movie is also full of amazing comedic actors:
- Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz)
- Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz)
- Seth Rogen (Knocked Up, Green Hornet)
- Jane Lynch (Glee, 40 Year Old Virgin)
- Jason Bateman (Arrested Development, Up in the Air)
- Kristin Wiig (Saturday Night Live, Adventureland)
- Jeffrey Tambor (Arrested Development, The Hangover)
- Bill Hader (Superbad, Saturday Night Live)
- David Koechner (Anchorman, Thank You for Smoking)
- Joe Lo Truglio (Reno 911!, Role Models)
Everyone on this list has worked with each other in some form, so the dynamics between them are already sharpened to some degree. With this in mind, it’s hard to believe that the movie won’t be a hit. Directed by Greg Mottola (Superbad), Paul promises to at the very least illicit a giggle from its viewers. More likely than not, Paul will be a smashing success, based on the past success of Pegg and Frost’s movies, as well as Mottola’s excellent directing in Superbad and Adventureland.
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost talk about upcoming movie, Paul
More videos can be seen at the movie’s official blog, www.whatispaul.com.