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Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

May 10, 2012 at 12:07 PM

“Shaun of the Dead”/”Hot Fuzz” follow-up coming

Good news for all of us who loved “Shaun of the Dead” and “Hot Fuzz”: There’s another one on the way. Writer/director Edgar Wright and writer/actor Simon Pegg had long planned a trilogy of comedies, and the third will begin shooting this fall. “The World’s End” is about a group of 40-ish blokes (among them Pegg and Nick Frost, who also starred in the previous two films) who gather to re-create an epic pub crawl from their youth. (The title is, of course, the name of a pub.) The film is planned for a spring 2013 release.
In other movie news: Jon Hamm will play a baseball agent who travels to India to recruit cricket players in “Million Dollar Arm,” a “Harry Potter” producer is planning on bringing the Paddington Bear books to the screen in live-action/CGI (ooh! who will play Mr. Gruber?), Alan Rickman and Jane Fonda will play Ronald and Nancy Reagan in Lee Daniels’ “The Butler” (hmmm), and Helena Bonham Carter wore this on a “Dark Shadows” red carpet, which is making me very happy on this sunny morning. As is this:

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