Paddy Considine has joined his Hot Fuzz co-stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost in the cast of The World’s End.
The film is the final instalment in the so-called ‘Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy’ from writer-director Edgar Wright and writer-star Pegg. The loose movie trilogy series with 2004’s Shaun Of The Dead and continued with 2007’s Hot Fuzz, in which Considine co-starred as one of Pegg and Frost’s police colleagues.
The World’s End will follow a group of childhood friends who reunite for an epic pub crawl concluding at the licensed establishment of the film’s title. However, as their drinking marathon progresses, events take an apocalyptic twist.
According to Variety, Considine will play a “former ladies’ man and musician who has grown up to be a divorced architect”. Rosamund Pike is also set to appear as a former love interest of Pegg’s character.
The film, once again directed by Wright from a script co-written with Pegg, is scheduled to begin shooting in October (2012) in Hertfordshire. It is scheduled for release next August (2013).
Alongside his role in Hot Fuzz, Considine is best known for his his collaborations with director Shane Meadows on Dead Man’s Shoes and Le Donk & Scor-zay-zee. Last year (2011), he made his debut as a film director with gritty British drama Tyrannosaur.