Star Trek 2‘s Simon Pegg has signed to appear in Hector and the Search for Happiness.
Hector and the Search for Happiness is the story of an “eccentric yet irresistible London psychiatrist in crisis” who is in crisis because his patients are “not getting any happier.”
The movie is based on François Lelord‘s best-selling novel of the same name.
Pegg will begin work on Hector and the Search for Happiness once he is finished with The World’s End, which is currently in pre-production.
“I’ve been searching long and hard for a film that would bring me back to my European sensibilities,” said Director Peter Chelsom. “Not unlike Being There and Forrest Gump, Hector is a contemporary love story, a fable wrapped around a very human hero’s journey. Nobody does the innocent abroad better than Simon Pegg; he is not only a brilliant comedian but a very touching actor. He is the Hector that you want to follow to the ends of the earth.”