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Simon Pegg to Play the Lead in a Movie that Features Four Monty Python Members

Simon Pegg is set to work with the Monty Python guys for the first time. Screen Daily reports that he's been cast as the lead in Absolutely Anything, a sci-fi comedy directed by Python member Terry Jones. Pegg will play a school teacher who finds out he has magic powers given to him by aliens, with Python members John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam, and Terry Jones voicing said aliens. "As someone whose love of comedy was hugely informed by Monty Python, the chance to work with Terry was a gift," said Pegg. "Meeting your heroes is one thing – working with them is something else." Eric [...]

Life of Brian Director Terry Jones Directing First Comedy in 20 Years

Terry Jones, Monty Python member and director of Life of Brian and co-director (with Terry Gilliam) of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, is returning to work behind the camera in a new movie called Absolutely Anything.

He wrote the script with Gavin Scott, and it's set to star John Oliver from The Daily Show. Apparently he's also trying to get Robin Williams to voice a talking dog so, you know, that's something.

He's also reportedly reached out to fellow Pythons John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle and Terry Gilliam, which would be kind of amazing if he got them all on board. We'll see!

The Monty Python Guys Are Reuniting for Terry Jones's New Sci-Fi Movie

All five surviving members of Monty Python are working together for the first time in 15 years. The Python guys will be voicing aliens in a new sci-fi farce Absolutely Anything directed by Jones, Variety reports. The movie is a combination of CGI and live-action, following a group of aliens who endow a human with the power to do "absolutely anything," causing all hell to break loose. Robin Williams will voice a talking dog named Dennis. Jones says Terry Gilliam John Cleese, and Michael Palin are all onboard to voice characters and they're attempting to sign Eric Idle. If Idle joins the project, it'll be the first time all [...]

Eric Idle Is Determined Not to Reunite With the Other Monty Python Members

"And by the way these Python reunion rumors are just bollocks. Some greedy bastard producer in Hollywood floating an idea." – Sounds like Eric Idle won't be voicing an alien in Absolutely Anything. Bloody hell, twat rubbish bollocks!