Thursday, January 8, 2009

Who's to play Tintin?

British comic actors Simon Pegg and Nick Frost have been cast as the bumbling detectives Thompson and Thompson (aka Dupont and Dupont if you are in France) in the upcoming Tintin movies from Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg. The movies are being co-financed by Sony and Paramount. Pegg and Frost have worked together on other movies including Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, as well as on TV in the UK. No word as of yet who will play Tintin. 17 year old Thomas Sangster (Stig of the Dump, Nanny McPhee) (represented by Curtis Brown) had been set to play the lead, but dropped out when the production dates shifted when Universal stepped out of the ring. Andy Serkis is still in to play Captain Haddock. Production begins in a month.

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