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Paul’ movie preview

Ankur Chawla | Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The duo from “Hot Fuzz” and “Shawn of the Dead” team up again for the sci-fi comedy “Paul.” Simon Pegg and Nick Frost play the roles of the two geeks on a pilgrimage to the home of alien conspiracy theorists — Area 51. Joining those two on screen are Seth Rogen, Sigourney Weaver, Jason Bateman and SNL cast members Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader.

While in America’s UFO heartland, Graeme Willy (Pegg) and Clive Gollings (Frost) meet an alien, Paul (voiced by Rogen), who has been hanging out at the military base. Wanting out of the base, Paul hitches a ride with Graeme and Clive and hilarity ensues.

Chased by federal agents, Willie and Clive accidentally kidnap a young woman and hatch a muddled (at best) plan to get Paul back to his mothership. Meanwhile, the two nerds and little alien have quite the adventures, reminiscent of “Harold and Kumar go to White Castle,” except instead of burgers Paul chows down on a live bird.

The star-studded cast and proven pair of Pegg and Frost make “Paul” a sure bet for a movie over Spring Break. Directed by Greg Mottola (“Superbad”), Paul is undoubtedly going to be a must-see comedy. For more about “Paul” check out the trailer and more at www.whatispaul.com