Simon Pegg cast in Terry Jones' 'Absolutely Anything'

By Kyle Johnson,

The Monty Python-filled Absolutely Anything has cast Simon Pegg in the lead role.

The movie, which will feature four Monty Pythons' voices, puts Pegg in the role of Neil Clarke, who is a jaded school teacher that finds out he was given magical powers, thanks to a few aliens, reports Variety.

Terry Gilliam, John Cleese, Michael Palin and Jones will be voicing the aliens for the movie. Robin Williams also has a part in the film voicing Clarke's dog.

The movie is being executive produced by Chriss Chesser and Mike Medavoy, who has previously worked with Jones on several earlier films. Bill & Ben Productions' Ben Timlett and Bill Jones are producing and Jim Acheson has signed on to do costumes and set design.

The Hot Fuzz actor said, according to The Mirror, "As someone whose love of comedy was hugely informed by Monty Python, the chance to work with Terry was a gift." He added, "Meeting your heroes is one thing - working with them is something else."

Pre-production will start Feb. 2 and principal photography follows March 23 in London.

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