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Martin Freeman and Eddie Marsan Join the Cast of Edgar Wright's 'The World's End'
Martin Freeman is on a roll! After starring in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and playing a particuarly memorable Watson in Sherlock, he's set to play Bilbo Baggins in the upcoming Hobbit trilogy. Not too shabby. It looks like he'll be adding another notch in his awesome acting belt, as he and Eddie Marsan will be filling out the ensemble in Edgar Wright's The World's End.
The story of the film revolves around five friends who reunite to relive a bar crawl they did 20 years prior. Simon Pegg and Nick Frost were the first to be announced, completing their run in the "Cornetto Trilogy" of Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and now World's End. Paddy Considine of The Bourne Ultimatum and Hot Fuzz was announced next, and now Freeman and Marsan are rounding out the group. Marsan is probably best known for his roles in Sherlock Holmes and V for Vendetta.
Much of the film is still a mystery. It's been described as a "sci-fi comedy," although that's about as vague as you can get. The official plot description (pasted below), alludes to some crazy peril beyond the advertised bar crawl. All I know is I can't wait to see Pegg and Frost reteam with Edgar Wright, and the fact that the rest of the cast includes faces like Martin Freeman only adds to my excitement.
Empire Online broke the casting news, and although they were unable to confirm Freeman and Marsan's exact roles, it seems very likely that they'll be accompanying the gang on their adventure. The World's End will hit theaters in Spring 2013.
20 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.