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Simon Pegg, Nick Frost Take A Walk Of Shame In Latest The World's End Pic

The cast of Edgar Wright’s The World’s End completes what can only be called the Armageddon walk in the latest official still from the upcoming ensemble comedy, which arrives in theaters in August. The pic was shared via Filmofilia.

What, exactly, are we seeing? Well, that’s Simon Pegg in the middle (believe it or not), playing hellion Gary King, a grown man who refuses to let go of the partying days of this youth. In a last-ditch attempt at reviving his “glory days,” King reunites his former friends to complete an epic pub crawl … a marathon of drinking that ends at a tavern called The World’s End.

But there’s likely going to be a twist in World’s End that is going to escalate the activity on screen. Earlier photos have suggested that a larger threat surfaces, causing problems for these pub crawlers. And when you factor in that Wright is calling The World’s End a conclusion to the trilogy he started with Pegg and Nick Frost – a trilogy that includes Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz -- then you know it’s a good idea to expect the unexpected.

World’s End recently shifted its release date up more than a few weeks. It now plans to hit theaters on Aug. 28. In addition to Pegg and Frost, Wright has attracted a veritable who’s who of British comedy, surrounding his leads with the immensely talented Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine, Eddie Marsan and Rosamund Pike. Here’s the official plot synopsis to help while you wait.

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.”

Sean O'Connell
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