A new movie from Simon Pegg and Nick Frost is always something to be excited about -- but if they recruit every pants-wettingly funny actor in existence to join them, then it may just be akin to a religious experience. We'll find out soon, because Variety reports that Seth Rogen, Jason Bateman, Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader and Jane Lynch have joined the cast of "Paul."
Directed by Greg Mottola ("Superbad," "Adventureland") and written by Pegg and Frost, "Paul" centers on two British comic book geeks who are enjoying a road trip to Comic-Con. Whether they accidentally happen upon Area 51 or go out of their way to visit it is unclear at this point, but they wind up befriending a small, escaped alien named Paul. Cue comic and extraterrestrial mayhem (but the good kind, not the "Howard the Duck" ugliness) as the two geeks help the little alien find his way home.
Rogen will provide the voice of the alien, which will be animated with the help of motion capture. Devin Faraci of CHUD reports that Hader was brought in to do some motion capture work as Paul, and could continue doing all the physical work. Hopefully we'll get to see some of the real Hader as well... and plenty of Bateman, Wiig and Lynch as well. While no start date is set, filming will probably kick off soon. Rumor has it that several scenes will be shot at this year's San Diego Comic-Con.
Readers, what do you think of the cast of "Paul"? Are you looking forward to the latest from Pegg and Frost?