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Seth Rogen To Voice Pegg/Frost's Paul
Bateman, Hader and Wiig Also Join Cast

27 May 2009  |  Written by Chris Hewitt  

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OK, this is getting ridiculous now. As if we weren’t looking forward to Simon Pegg and Nick Frost’s sci-fi comedy, Paul, enough already, they’ve only gone and bleedin’ well added Seth Rogen, Jason Bateman, Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader and Jane Lynch to the cast, ratcheting up our anticipation levels yet further.

For now the movie, in which Pegg and Frost play two British geeks who accompany an alien on a road trip across the States, is like a comedy face-off, pitting our finest against the best that North America has to offer.

The Canadian Rogen will lend his voice to Paul, the titular character discovered by Pegg and Frost’s Graham and Clive after he escapes from Area 51. No word yet on the roles that Bateman, Wiig, Hader and Lynch will fill, but their presence alone is hugely exciting.

Bateman, of course, is the star of Arrested Development and the master of the wry, understated one-liner. Hader and Wiig are, hands down, the funniest peeps on SNL right now (and starred together in Adventureland recently), while Lynch has been quietly stealing scenes from the Frat Pack in the likes of The 40 Year-Old Virgin and Role Models.

Shooting begins on the Greg Mottola-directed, Pegg/Frost-penned movie in June.

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I think it's going to be great. I loooove Seth Rogen, and anything with Pegg and Frost is always so funny. can't wait! More

Posted by Zebedii at 16:57 on 28 May 2009 | Report This Post

My only concern is that with Rogen being the biggest star in the cast and also playing the title character, he might take the spotlight away from Pegg and Frost. But if that doesn't happen, then that's a fuckin' great comedy cast. Lynch, you magnificent bastard... More

Posted by chizmund at 13:26 on 27 May 2009 | Report This Post

I second UTB's comment. The one saving grace is that we don't have to look at Rogen's face, and that worked out quite well in Monsters Vs. Aliens. More

Posted by riothejedi at 12:35 on 27 May 2009 | Report This Post

Well at least we don't have to look at his face. More

Posted by UTB at 11:26 on 27 May 2009 | Report This Post

Good god, this was going to be a good movie, I am soooo pissed off, can't they get someone else. HE'S A FUCKING SCOOBY DOO VOICED MAN CHILD!! DIE! More

Posted by crazymoviesdude at 10:34 on 27 May 2009 | Report This Post

the premise made me laugh by itself, think this could be great More

Posted by Tosh at 09:39 on 27 May 2009 | Report This Post

grrrrr, Overrated seth rogen
Fuck Seth Rogen, fuck him up his stupid ass. sorry about that. More

Posted by richithekiller at 09:14 on 27 May 2009 | Report This Post

Could've been worse.
The unfunny twat could've actually appeared! More

Posted by CHUFFSTER at 08:19 on 27 May 2009 | Report This Post

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