Martin Freeman And Eddie Marsan Join Edgar Wright's The World's End

By Eric Eisenberg 2012-09-28 13:47:23discussion comments
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We've been waiting four long years for Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost to reunite for the finale of their The Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy, titled The World's End, and with production on-going in the UK Focus Features has announced the film's full supporting cast as well. In a press release, the studio has not only confirmed the previously announced casting of Rosamund Pike and Paddy Considine, but has also revealed that The Hobbit's Martin Freeman and Sherlock Holmes' Eddie Marsan have signed on for roles in the project as well.

While this will be Marsan's first appearance in an Wright film, fans of the trilogy will recognize that Freeman has actually been in the ensemble's two previous films as well. In Shaun of the Dead he played the role of Declan, one of Yvonne's friends trying to survive the zombie apocalypse, and he also had a cameo in the beginning of Hot Fuzz playing the Met Sergeant in the London police department that Simon Pegg's character is removed from. Considine is also a veteran, having played DS Andy Wainwright in Hot Fuzz.

The press release announcing the casting also includes the film's plot synopsis, which you can read below:
In The World’s End, 20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hellbent on trying the drinking marathon again. They are convinced to stage an encore by mate Gary King (Simon Pegg), a 40-year-old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens, who drags his reluctant pals to their hometown and once again attempts to reach the fabled pub – The World’s End. As they attempt to reconcile the past and present, they realize the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind’s. Reaching The World’s End is the least of their worries.

The film, which was written by Pegg and Wright,will be distributed by Focus Features in the United States, but it doesn't currently have a release date.
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