"Avoiding unhappiness is not the road to happiness."
This is the first trailer for Simon Pegg's new film called Hector and the Search for Happiness. If you couldn't tell by the title, it's a movie that examines the very nature of happiness. It looks like a really entertaining and inspiring film. It's based on the book by Francois Lelord, and it also stars Rosamund Pike, Christopher Plummer, Toni Collette, Stellan Skarsgard, and Jean Reno.
Pegg plays Hector, an eccentric yet irresistible London psychiatrist in crisis: his patients are just not getting any happier! He's going nowhere. Then one day, armed with buckets of courage and an almost child-like curiosity, Hector breaks out of his sheltered vacuum of a life into a global quest to find out if happiness exists. More importantly, if it exists for Hector. And so begins a colorful, exotic, dangerous and hysterical journey.
There's no U.S. release date set for the film yet, but it will be released in the U.K. this Autumn.