Simon Pegg is starring in a new low-budget psycho-comedy film called A Fantastic Fear of Everything. The film was written and directed by first time feature film director Crispian Mills, former frontman of indie rock band Kula Shaker.
In the film Pegg plays "a children's author turned crime novelist, whose research into the lives of Victorian serial killers has turned him into a paranoid wreck and perpetually in fear of being murdered. When a Hollywood exec shows interest in his script, his big break rapidly turns into a big breakdown."
Like many of you, I'm a huge fan of Pegg, and this sounds like it could be a great film! The character he plays seems like the perfect fit for him.
According to Variety, this is the first film to receive backing from Pinewood Shepperton Studios' indie finance initiative Pinewood Films. It has a budget of 4.9 million dollars, and is also being backed by Universal Pictures and Indomina Releasing. The movie has been shooting since July 6th.