Pegg stars as Hector, a disillusioned psychiatrist from London looking to shake up his lost sense of adventure and maybe find a deeper meaning to his “satisfactory” but boring existence.
The young London psychiatrist should be well placed to tell us where to find it, but seems to be suffering from a crisis of confidence. In an attempt to re-define and sharpen his skill set, Hector sets off in search of the answer to the question that eludes us all: “to discover what makes people happy.”
The trailer is a collage of what’s to come with Hector switching London for some more abstract locations including China, Africa and Los Angeles. The supporting cast looks a grand one with Rosamund Pike as Hector’s wife Clara, Christopher Plummer, Stellan Skarsgard and Toni Collette all pitching in to help steer Hector through his quest.
The script is based on Francois Lelord’s novel of the same name and Peter Chelsom directs. It’s taken 12 years for the story to get from paper to the big screen but it promises to be a hit. Pegg has a very endearing nature about his acting style that seems to shine through in this trailer. Don’t be surprised if takes you on a bit of an emotional rollercoaster and leaves you craving something slightly more soulful come Monday morning.