Edgar Wright’s The World’s End Adds Rosamund Pike

Posted on August 10, 2012
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Edgar Wright’s “Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy” is almost complete.

It started with 2004’s epic zombie-comedy Shaun of the Dead and after 2007’s even better Hot Fuzz, it’s nearing completion.

Wright has yet to direct a bad movie.  Both his films in this unofficial trilogy were hilarious lampoons of the horror and then action genre respectively.  We’ve known that Wright will direct with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost starring, with a script by Wright and Pegg.  Now comes word they’ve added a Bond Girl to their new film.

Hit the jump to find out the deets on the new film.

The World’s End centers on a group of childhood friends on a pub crawl trying to reach the last bar, “The World’s End,” while the world outside them crumbles and nears ending.  The official synopsis is as follows:

Twenty 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.

Joining Frost and Pegg is James Bond’s former flame Rosamund Pike.  She’s the first new addition to the cast and the only other actor attached so far, but expect Wright regulars such as Lucy Punch and others to appear.

Pike recently appeared in Johnny English Reborn and the underwhelming Wrath of the Titans. She also with Paul Giamatti in 2010’s Barney’s Version to great acclaim.  For her first big screen role, she landed a role in 2002’s Die Another Day.  

Not too shabby.


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