Variety has just reported that Seth Rogen, Jason Bateman, Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader and Jane Lynch have all joined the cast of the Simon Pegg/Nick Frost film “Paul”. According to the article, Seth is voicing the title character Paul.
If you haven’t heard of “Paul” yet, it’s a buddy road trip movie being directed by Greg Mottola (“Superbad”, “Adventureland”) that features Simon and Nick as two science-fiction fanatics that meet an escaped Area 51 alien named Paul. While the details of what happens after their encounter are still under wraps, I’d imagine it’s about getting Paul home.
While I was excited for “Paul” before this casting announcement, the addition of these actors seals the deal. Jason Bateman steals everything he’s in and I cannot wait to see what he’ll do with Simon and Nick. I prey they have more than one scene together.
With the film getting ready to shoot in the next few weeks, expect more info soon.
And if you’d like to hear what Simon Pegg had to say about “Paul” and all the other projects he’s been doing recently, click here.