You know how sometimes you hear about an upcoming movie and you think “That sounds like could be fun, but unless they get a great cast it’ll flop completely?” The movie Paul was like that for me, a few months ago, but now that I’ve heard about the cast I can barely wait until it hits theaters.
The basic plot of Paul, set to be released next year, is that two British comic book geeks are taking a long road trip in the U.S. on their way to Comic-Con, and meet an alien as they pass through Area 51 in Nevada. Could be good, right? But unless you get actors who can play the geeks believably, it’ll just be another ha-ha-aren’t-geeks-dorky film, you say?
Well, it turns out that the geeks are being played by Simon Pegg (of Shaun of the Dead, Star Trek and lots more) and Nick Frost (probably best known by U.S. geeks for “Spaced”). The alien (the Paul after whom the movie is named) is being played by Seth Rogen. And the rest of the cast includes such folks as the awesome Jane Lynch (currently on “Glee” as the cheerleading coach), Jason Bateman, Sigourney Weaver, Blythe Danner, Kristen Wiig, Jeffrey Tambor, and Bill Hader. You know, nobody good.
So, check out the movie’s website, which has tons of videos from the set about the movie’s progress and with cast interviews and such. One such video, with Pegg and Frost discussing some of the shoot’s “best bits” on the last day of principal photography, is below.