Hector is a psychiatrist, who travels the world in search of what makes people happy. Among other things, he finds out that making comparisons can spoil your happiness.
That said, director Peter Chelsom (Shall We Dance?) didn’t want to spoil his happiness and he made a quick choise, giving British comedic actor Simon Pegg a titular role.
Therefore, funnyman Pegg, who have ‘a fantastic fear of everything’ (opening June 8th in the UK) will soon go on a ‘search for happiness’ as he will star in upcoming comedy-drama Hector and the Search for Happiness based on the bestselling novel by François Lelord from Chelsom and Tinker Lindsay screenplay.
Here’s the official plot synopsis:
He’s going nowhere. Then one day, armed with buckets of courage and an almost child-like curiosity, Hector breaks out of his sheltered vacuum of a life into a global quest to find out if happiness exists. More importantly, if it exists for Hector. And so begins a colorful, exotic, dangerous and hysterical journey.
Chelsom on his new project:
I’ve been searching long and hard for a film that would bring me back to my European sensibilities. Not unlike Being There and Forrest Gump, ‘Hector’ is a contemporary love story, a fable wrapped around a very human hero’s journey. Nobody does the innocent abroad better than Simon Pegg: he is not only a brilliant comedian but a very touching actor. He is the Hector that you want to follow to the ends of the earth.
All we know, for now, is that Hector comes to theaters sometime in 2014.
As for Pegg, he’ll recently wrapped up Star Trek sequel and will soon reteam with Nick Frost and Edgar Wright for World’s End.