Rosamund Pike (An Education, Wrath of the Titans) and Academy Award Winner Christopher Plummer (Beginners, The Last Station) have joined the cast of director Peter Chelsoms upcoming drama comedy Hector and the Search For Happiness. Simon Pegg (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Paul) will, as previously announced play the lead.
The announcement arrives from producers Judy Tossell of Egoli Tossell Film (The Last Station, Carlos) and Christine Haebler of Screen Siren Pictures (Hard Core Logo, Daydream Nation).
Adapted for the screen from the bestselling novel of the same name by François Lelord, the film is a German/Canadian co-production produced by Egoli Tossell Film and Screen Siren Pictures currently in pre-production and set to shoot in January 2013.
Pegg plays Hector, an eccentric yet irresistible London psychiatrist in crisis: hes going nowhere and his patients are just not getting any happier! Until one day, armed with buckets of courage and child-like curiosity, Hector breaks out of his sheltered vacuum of a life into a global quest to find out if happiness exists. More importantly, if it exists for Hector. And so begins an exotic, dangerous and hysterical journey.
Pike has been cast as Hectors long-term girlfriend, Clara with Plummer playing Professor Coreman, leading guru for Happiness Studies at UCLA.
Wild Bunch Germany are co-producing and distributing in German-speaking Europe and Entertainment One have acquired all rights for Canada. The Solution Entertainment Group (The Solution) is handling international rights to the film and will be selling to buyers in Toronto; United Talent Agency are representing US rights.
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