Cuban Fury marks the feature directorial debut of James Griffiths, who has built his reputation for comedy helming episodes of sitcoms like the UK's Free Agents with Anthony Head, Showtime's Matt LeBlanc vehicle Episodes, and the short-lived Christina Applegate/Will Arnett parenthood series Up All Night.
After Spaced, Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Paul and The World's End, English comedian Nick Frost is branching out from his partnership with Simon Pegg, headlining the upcoming comedy Cuban Fury. Inspired by an original concept of Frost's, the film centers on Bruce Garrett, who at the age of 13 was a child prodigy in the world of competitive salsa dancing; that is until a bizarre bit of bullying robs the fleet-footed teen of his confidence.
Cuban Fury is an upcoming British romantic comedy that has quietly assembled a very impressive ensemble. The small film stars Nick Frost, Rashida Jones, Chris O'Dowd, Olivia Coleman and Ian McShane. Frost plays Bruce Garrett, a former dance prodigy who never lived up to his potential
McShane has signed on to Cuban Fury a romantic comedy that will reunite him with one of his composited-dwarf brethren, Nick Frost. The Shaun of the Dead star will lead the film as a former salsa dancing prodigy who has grown to become a schlub of a man. But to win the attention/heart of his beautiful American boss (Rashida Jones)
Nick Frost as an aspiring salsa dancer? I can't say I pictured it, but I also can't say I don't absolutely love the potential in a movie that has the Shaun of the Dead star doing a bit of Latin dancing. It looks like we'll see Frost's moves eventually, as he's set to star in a U.K. comedy called Cuban Fury.