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As filming officially begins on The World’s End, Martin Freeman has joined stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost in the conclusion of director Edgar Wright’s comedy trilogy that began in 2004 with Shaun of the Dead and continued in 2007 with Hot Fuzz.
Paddy Considine (Hot Fuzz, The Bourne Ultimatum), Eddie Marsan (Sherlock Holmes) and Rosamund Pike (Jack Reacher) also have been added to the cast.
Written by Wright and Pegg, The World’s End picks up 20 years after an epic pub crawl, with a 40-year-old Gary King (Pegg) dragging his childhood friends back to their hometown to make another attempt at reaching the fabled pub … The World’s End. But as they try to reconcile the past with the present, they realize the struggle isn’t only for their future but for humanity’s.
The star of The Office and Sherlock who will next be seen in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Freeman had minor roles in Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz.
Produced by Working Title Films and Big Talk Production, the comedy will be distributed in North America by Focus Features and internationally by Universal Pictures. The World’s End opens sometime in 2013.