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Comedic actor Simon Pegg (The World’s End, Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) grew up watching the comedy group Monty Python on the telly and is keen to join his childhood idols on-screen in the much-anticipated sci-fi film entitled Absolutely Anything, reports Screen International.
Pegg is set to take on the role of Neil Clarke, a well-intentioned yet struggling teacher, who has a run-in with alien creatures who are voiced by the surviving Monty Python stars John Cleese, Terry Jones, Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam.
Jones will be working double-duty, starring in acting as director with filming scheduled to begin in March 2014 in London.
Jones commented on casting Pegg saying, “Simon Pegg is the absolutely perfect Neil.”
Pegg paid the compliment back, telling SI, “As someone whose love of comedy was hugely informed by Monty Python, the chance to work with Terry was a gift. Meeting your heroes is one thing, working with them is something else.”
Pegg waited a hot second before making it official via Twitter, tweeting:
Speaking of my continuing struggle to be taken seriously as an actor. http://t.co/a7jKjmKWSI
— Simon Pegg (@simonpegg) December 11, 2013
Oh Simon, you and your British humour.We know you are thrilled to bits.
What do you think of the collaboration?