No, not the ’80s synth emo band, but rather, the bumbling detectives in the Spielberg/Jackson TINTIN movie! Brit funnymen Simon Pegg and Nick Frost have been cast.
Pegg and Frost have worked together often. They came to the fore in cult Brit TV laffer ‘Spaced,’ before successfully reteaming in box-office successes ‘Shaun of the Dead’ and ‘Hot Fuzz.’ Pegg also toplined ‘Run Fat Boy Run’ and ‘How to Lose Friends and Alienate People.’
The casting was confirmed by Dawn Sedgwick, Pegg’s agent in London, who was unable to confirm if the Twins would appear in both pics.
As previously reported, Andy Serkis will play Tintin’s sidekick Captain Haddock. Tintin has yet to be cast. Thomas Sangster had been set for the role, but exited the project when it was delayed due to funding difficulties caused by the DreamWorks/Paramount split.
“BUT! BUT!” you cry. “They don’t look anything alike!” Luckily, the film will be all CGI and the Frost/Pegg performance will be mocap only.