Sherlock and Hobbit star Martin Freeman has joined the cast of Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's current film project The World's End. He also joins Paddy Considine (The Bourne Ultimatum), Eddie Marsan (Sherlock Holmes), and Rosamund Pike (Jack Reacher) who were previously cast in the film. Freeman makes an incredible addition to the cast!
The story takes place 20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, when five childhood friends reunite after one of them becomes hellbent on trying the drinking marathon again. They are convinced to stage an encore by mate Gary King, 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. This will all lead to some kind of Alien invasion.
Pegg and Frost play two members of the group, Pike plays Pegg’s love interest and Considine will play another of the friends who's described as “a former ladies man and musician who has grown up to be a divorced architect.” There's not much information on who Freeman will play, but I'll just assume he's one of the five friends in the story.
The movie is set to be released in the spring of 2013, and I can't wait to see how the movie turns out! It would be great if it ends up being better than Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz!