Simon Pegg To Star In Brit List Romantic Comedy 'Man Up' | The Playlist
In the pages of the most recent issue of Empire, it's revealed in a profile of Pegg that he's attached to star in "Man Up." Penned by Tess Morris, the script made the 2011 Brit List, there are few details on it except that it's a romantic comedy, but we're guessing there won't be any zombies or magic or spaceships in this. And while we'll have to wait on a logline, Pegg is in good hands, as Morris has made a name for herself penning the feature "Beer Goggles," directed by David Mackenzie ("Young Adam," "Perfect Sense") and working on TV, including shows "My Family" and "Charlie Ferrari."
Review: Edgar Wright's 'The World's End' Starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman & More | The Playlist
In delivering something that powerfully condemns that sort of celebratory self-reflection, it encourages its audience to do so as well, which given Wright’s brilliantly post-modern body of work, feels delightfully subversive. But if that’s the case, then viscerally, “The World’s End” is also a real bummer, because even though Wright, Pegg and Frost wrap up their trilogy with tons of incredibly funny material, they seem like the only ones who ultimately get the last laugh. [C+]
THE WORLD’S END Review. Edgar Wright’s THE WORLD’S END Stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost | Collider
As good as the script and action can be, it’s the actors who make it come alive, and there’s a strong lineup of supporting talent although Rosamund Pike, who plays Oliver’s sister, never gets in on the laughs and her character mainly exists to define Gary and Steven. Nevertheless, the final installment of the Cornetto Trilogy keeps with the first two films by putting the friendship between Pegg and Frost’s characters at the center. In a refreshing bit of role reversal, it’s Pegg as the dimwit this time and Frost playing the more responsible of the two. Pegg explodes off the screen as Gary constantly tries to reclaim his place as the center of universe among a group of friends who have long since left his orbit. The performance borders on scenery chewing, but its bombast works because it’s tinged with Gary’s sad desperation. Meanwhile, Frost provides the best performance of his career by not only conveying the anger and betrayal Andy feels towards Gary but also the cold, hard resentment that comes from being hurt by someone you love.
The Cornetto Trilogy closes out by chronologically looking back in order to move its protagonist to maturity. Shaun is simply a guy who wants a better future but there’s a zombie apocalypse in the way. Nicholas Angel is a man who can’t “switch off” and live in the present. And Gary King is a prisoner of his past who realizes that the best day of your life can sometimes be the last day of your life. The World’s End skillfully manages to find the comedy, thrills, and melancholy of living like there’s no tomorrow.
World's End, The (2013) Review - Dread Central
There’s so much more I’d love to discuss in terms of the story and the cameos in TWE but Mr. Wright asked us to keep a lid on the surprises he has in store for you so I’ve done just that. Trust me, though, the film is full of so much awesome, the less you know going in, the better those payoffs will be in the end.
A wonderfully touching and hilarious final chapter to Wright’s Cornetto Trilogy, The World's End is a truly satisfying exploration of nostalgia and friendship that also feels bittersweet for those of us who have been following Wright, Pegg and Frost for the last decade since the release of their brilliant first film collaboration together, Shaun of Dead, in 2003. For all you fans out there who have been patiently waiting for this film, The World’s End is undoubtedly worth raising a pint (or twelve) to.
Read Wright's email exchange about the 'c-word' with World's End censor | Blastr
The 'c' word is a lot looser and less harsh when used in British context. Not surprising that the British rating is lesser than the American one.