Adding Paddy Considine to your film is a smart move, and while the talented actor proved he can direct films as good, if not better, than most world class directors with Tyrannosaur (review), his acting skills are something which can add credit to a film. Variety is reporting that Considine is set to re-join Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Edgar Wright as he joins the cast of The World’s End, the third and final film in Wright and Pegg’s ‘Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy. In case you needed reminding, the first two films were Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. Considine played the role of DS Andy Wainwright in Hot Fuzz, and will now be playing a prominent role in The World’s End.
Per Variety, “Considine will play a former ladies man and musician who has grown up to be a divorced architect.” The film follows a group of five childhood friends who have a reunion, and a pub crawl just as something rather strange is about to go down. Considine is set to play one of the group of five.
Here is the official synopsis for The World’s End’ which begins shooting in September, and has a planned release date of Spring next year.
20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hell bent 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 home town 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.
By Matt Wavish