Simon Pegg is not his usual self in this trailer for HECTOR AND THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS

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When it comes to Simon Pegg, you’ll usually find him cast in either the role of the goofy sidekick or the goofy leading man, but that doesn’t mean that he doesn’t have more to offer in a movie. Like say, the role of goofy leading man in an inspirational drama based on a best selling novel.

Yes, much like how his fellow funny men Jim Carrey and Robin Williams once also broke out of their jokey comfort zones, Pegg is also about show off his more dramatic leanings – though not too dramatic for a bit of buffoonery and jokes about Mondays – as can bee seen in this latest trailer for upcoming dramedy Hector and the Search for Happiness.

Hector (Pegg) is a quirky psychiatrist who has become increasingly tired of his humdrum life. As he tells his girlfriend, Clara (Pike), he feels like a fraud: he hasn’t really tasted life, and yet he’s offering advice to patients who are just not getting any happier. So Hector decides to break out of his deluded and routine driven life. Armed with buckets of courage and child-like curiosity, he embarks on a global quest in hopes of uncovering the elusive secret formula for true happiness. And so begins a larger than life adventure with riotously funny results.

Hector and the Search for Happiness also stars Christopher Plummer, Rosamund Pike, Stellan Skarsgard, Toni Collette, Jean Reno and Veronica Ferres, and will be starting off its search from September 19, 2014.

Last Updated: June 25, 2014

Kervyn Cloete

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