British dream team reunites in Focus Features comedic thriller

Actor / screenwriter Simon Pegg (center) headlines the new feature film The World's End, which arrives in U.S. theaters Aug. 23.


From the creators of the international successes Shaun of the Dead (2004) and Hot Fuzz (2007) comes the newest apocalyptic comedy The World’s End.

Britain’s acclaimed comedic team– director/screenwriter Edgar Wright, actor/screenwriter Simon Pegg and actor Nick Frost – used elements from their previous films to create their latest hit.

The film follows five childhood friends as they attempt to recreate a failed night from their past. One time ringleader Gary King (Simon Pegg) convinces his old friends to attempt to conquer the ‘Golden Mile’ – a pub crawl which includes one pint apiece at twelve different establishments in their old stomping grounds of New Haven U.K.. Friends Andy (Nick Frost), Steven (Paddy Considine), Oliver (Martin Freeman), and Peter (Eddit Marsan) reluctantly take a break from their lives to finish the crawl they left unfinished many years ago.

As they embark on their journey, the ‘five musketeers’ soon realize that reaching the final pub, The World’s End, could hold more obstacles than they could have ever anticipated.

About Focus Features

Focus Features, a subsidiary or Universal Pictures, part of NBCUniversal, has established itself as a leader in developing original and daring films that challenge the mainstream to embrace and enjoy voices and visions from around the world. Bridging commercial success and groundbreaking cinematic achievement, movies from Focus Features over the past 10 years include works like Brokeback Mountain, Lost in Translation, Coraline, Milk, The Pianist, The Kids Are All Right and Moonrise Kingdom.