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Simon Pegg Set For Absolutely Anything
He's teaming up with the Pythons

12 December 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Screen International

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Python fans are being spoiled at the moment. Not only is the legendary comedy team reuniting for a series of sold-out stage shows at the O2 next year, but we’re also getting most of the surviving members’ combined talents in Absolutely Anything, which Terry Jones will direct. Now we know who will be joining them in their efforts, because Simon Pegg is on board to star.

Pegg is… Look, most of you reading this already know who he is, so we’ll skip that bit and boo-boo off to talk about the plot. The film will find him as Neil Clarke, a disillusioned teacher who discovers he has magical powers. Well, not magic per se, more “magic” in the Thor style, as they’re bestowed by aliens.

The extra-terrestrials in question will be voiced by Jones, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam and Michael Palin, with Robin Williams stepping into the voice booth to provide vocals for the main man’s dog.

“As someone whose love of comedy was hugely informed by Monty Python, the chance to work with Terry was a gift,” Pegg tells Screen International. “Meeting your heroes is one thing - working with them is something else.”

Shooting is set to kick off in London on March 23 on what sounds like a comedy match made in heaven. Or possibly some agent’s office. But heaven sounds more poetic and all-around fitting, so let's go with that.


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