Meanwhile, British fan of comic books and peroxide Simon Pegg has no qualms about continuing his rise from minor cult icon to official Hollywood shill. Ever since playing, aptly, the geek in Tom Cruise: Action Hero Blammo III, Pegg's been taking mainstream roles by the fistful. The prospects of a third season of Spaced grow ever bleaker. The latest agenda item on his selling-out list is called How to Lose Friends and Alienate People, based on Toby Young's (best-selling) book of the same name. Pegg will take the lead, and if the script reads anything like the book, he'll be playing the Anne Hathaway in a much male-er, British-er The Devil Wears Prada.
The book chronicled Young's tenure as a contributing editor for Vanity Fair; all names have been changed for the purposes of the film, reports Variety.
I wonder if poor Simon cries himself to sleep over how many Hot Topic shirts his new films are not going to inspire.