The Solution Entertainment Group tapped the British comedic actor Pegg in the lead role for â€œHector and the Search for Happiness.â€
The movie is based on a best-selling novel written by Francois Lelord. It is about an eccentric London psychiatrist named Hector on a global quest to find out if happiness ever exists.
The project will be directed by Peter Chelsom (â€œShall We Dance?â€ â€œFunny Bonesâ€) and with the adapted screenplay written by Chelsom and Tinker Lindsay.
Pegg starred in several movies last year, including â€œMission: Impossible â€“ Ghost Protocolâ€ and â€œPaul.â€ He also lend his voice in â€œThe Adventures of Tintin.â€ He will be reprising his role in next yearâ€™s â€œStar Trekâ€ sequel as Scotty.
Source: Press release