The Monty Python folks will be joined by another immensely talented Brit in their new film. Screen Daily reports that Simon Pegg will star in the sci-fi comedy Absolutely Anything, which will feature the voices of Python members John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin, and Terry Jones. The story revolves around Neil Clarke, “a disillusioned school teacher who suddenly finds he has magical powers, bestowed upon him by aliens.” The Monty Python members will voice the aliens, while Pegg will play the lead character of Clarke. The film will be a mix of live-action and CGI, with Jones also directing the pic in addition to lending his voice. Additional casting is underway, but Robin Williams is also set to voice Clarke’s pet dog.
Filming will get underway in London on March 23rd, and Pegg already has a pretty big 2014 lined up. He’ll reprise his role as Benji in the Christopher McQuarrie-directed Mission: Impossible 5, set to begin filming next year, and Paramount is also hoping to start production on Star Trek 3 in 2014 as well. The first order of business on the Trek sequel, though, is finding a new director.