WATCH: Behind The Scenes At ‘Attack The Block’

Nick Frost

Nick Frost in 'Attack The Block'

Fans of films such as Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and Paul will be pleased to know that Nick Frost has made another UK-based sci-fi comedy-drama, only this time, his film buddy Simon Pegg is nowhere to be seen.

Attack The Block is the debut movie from Joe Cornish, who UK comedy fans will know as one half of the broadcasting duo Adam and Joe, who currently have an astonishing radio show on BBC 6 Music.

It’s the story of an alien invasion that happens in a very specific location, namely a tower block in London. There are no nukes, no army comes to save the day, it’s just a bunch of scrappy teen thugs, who happen to find a little alien while out on a mugging spree.

They attack the alien, the alien’s much larger friends attack them, and suddenly there’s an intergalactic turf war going on, much to the confusion of the tower block’s (slightly strange) adult population.

And of course, if you’re looking to cast someone a bit strange, but still utterly charming, Nick’s your man. He plays a hapless drug dealer on the estate, called Ron.

Here’s a taster video from the website Film Shaft, where Nick explains his role in proceedings:

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Fraser McAlpine

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser is a British writer, broadcaster and the the author of the book Stuff Brits Like. He is Anglophenia's resident Brit blogger, having written BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog, the Top of the Pops website, and for NME, the Guardian and elsewhere. Favorite topics include slang, Doctor Who and cramming as much music into Anglophenia as he can manage. He invites you to join him on Twitter: @csi_popmusic
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