What is it with North Yorkshire and celebrities? It seems that some more A-List celebrities have made their way over to the North Yorkshire Coast to Whitby to enjoy some fish & chips.
This time it’s a British icon that’s made just as much of a stir in the US. Simon Pegg is known for his comedy partnership with Nick Frost in their trilogy of comedies Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World’s End has been filming a new film in Whitby along with Good Will Hunting’s Minnie Driver.
His co-star from Mission:Impossible, Tom Cruise, was in the North York Moors last summer filming the latest instalment of the popular action-franchise Mission:Impossible, Dead Reckoning Part One.
The new film is Nandor Fodor and The Talking Mongoose, a dark comedy by writer and director Adam Signal. Pegg plays the protagonist – a Hungarian-American investigator of the paranormal and Minnie Driver will play Fodor’s assistant.
Pegg, the investigator, was called to the Isle of Man in 1935 to investigate the Irving family’s claims that they had discovered a talking mongoose called Gef on their farm.
Minnie Driver posted a picture of the pair overlooking the Church of St Mary on the bank of the River Esk with the caption: “Lovely day in #whitby . We sensed rain. @simonpegg“. They’re wearing mucky yellow overcoats with sunglasses and Pegg is wearing a fetching Fedora hat.
Director Adam Signal spoke to Deadline about his newest project saying: “Nandor Fodor and The Talking Mongoose is such a unique story that I couldn’t believe it was true.
“There’s nobody else other than Simon who could embody this character and take us on this insane journey and I can’t wait to get started.”
The film, which is based on true events where the Irving family claimed they found a Mongoose who could allegedly talk, entered production in Leeds with Future Artists Entertainment at the helm.
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