Simon Pegg, Nick Frost Trading 'Bitch' Role

September 24, 2007

If you've seen Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, you know that pretty much anything Simon Pegg and Nick Frost do is handed down from whatever the British version of "God" is. So imagine my joy in finding out Paul, a project that will see the two as geeks on a road trip in America, with Pegg taking on the more subservient role usually reserved for Frost.

While the details were few and far between from Pegg, he did reveal the title and a little of the plot. “It’s called ‘Paul’ and it’s a road movie about two British geeks in America.” Pegg added that the film will be shot here in the States.

So will we see a similar dynamic between Simon and Nick as depicted in “Shaun” and Hot Fuzz”? Pegg laughed said, “No, it’s different actually. I’m the bitch in this one. This time Simon’s the bitch!”

This got me thinking about what other popular duos I'd like to see together again but with the roles reversed, such as...

Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker in Lunch Hour - This time it's Jackie making the wisecracks and Chris doing martial arts! Other than that, it's the exact same as Rush Hour.

R2D2 and C3PO in Star Wars: Episode VII - In this new chapter in the Star Wars saga, the circuits in R2D2 and C3PO have somehow gotten switched, reversing their personalities! Now R2D2 is the really flamboyantly gay one and C3PO is the quieter, subserviently gay one.

Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones in Men in White - Smith and Jones are orderlies at an insane asylum for--get this--aliens! This go round, Smith is the straight and hardened veteran, while Jones is a wise-cracking young hotshot (it's explained he has a disease that makes him look old). Critics hate the film but Smith wins an Oscar nom for his touching dramatic portrayal of an orderly on the edge.

Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble in A New Christmas Commercial - This time it's Fred coming down the chimney to steal Barney's Fruity Pebbles, which we all remember he stole the year before. Actually, do absolutely anything different, just stop showing the same f***ing Fruity Pebbles Christmas commercial that you've used for the last 20 years.

Any others you'd like to see?

Simon Pegg And Nick Frost To Take On America In ‘Paul’ [MTV]

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