Simon Pegg’s latest film to hit America is in the paranoia-drenched comedy A Fantastic Fear of Everything, and as with everything starring him, it looks utterly fantastic, if only to see the disheveled Pegg go completely mental.
The film is written and directed by Crispin Mills and co-directed by Chris Hopewell, both of whom make their directorial debut here. The movie was originally released in the UK back in 2012, but is now making its way across the pond. You can check out the full synopsis and the trailer below.
Simon Pegg plays Jack, a children’s author turned crime novelist whose detailed research into the lives of Victorian serial killers has turned him into a paranoid wreck, persecuted by an irrational fear of being murdered. When Jack is thrown a lifeline by his long-suffering agent, and a mysterious Hollywood executive takes a sudden and inexplicable interest in Jack’s script, what should be his ‘big break’ rapidly turns into his “big breakdown” as Jack is forced to confront his worst fears; among them love, laundromats and serial killers.”
A Fantastic Fear of Everything comes to iTunes on January 7th 2014, and hits the big screen on February 7th, 2014.