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Adam McKay wants Simon Pegg as Wee Hughie in his adaptation of The Boys

Jul. 21, 2010by: George Merchan
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Samuel L. Jackson's not the only actor that can play a comic book character modeled after himself! That is of course, if Adam McKay could have his way...

CHUD's Devin Faraci, while speaking to McKay about his upcoming (and hilarious) comedy THE OTHER GUYS, asked the funnyman director about THE BOYS, McKay's possible next film which he was said to be in negotiations for last month.

I asked McKay if he had talked to [Simon] Pegg about doing the film. He told me: 'I haven't officially signed on yet, so I haven't had any conversations with anyone, but he's got to do it. It has to be.'

'So if you sign on it has to be with him?' I asked.

'For sure,' McKay said.


That's "Wee Hughie" in the picture above, a character from Garth Ennis's comic book, which was specifically modeled after the awesome Simon Pegg by Ennis and artist Darick Robertson. The Boys, first released in 2006, takes place in a world where superheroes exist but must be kept in check due to their dangerous and reckless nature. Keeping them in check is a covert ops group created by the CIA. "Wee Hughie" is a member of that group.

Really hoping this one pans out. Perhaps a Comic Con announcement?
Extra Tidbit: Speaking of Ennis, what the heck is up with PREACHER?
Source: CHUD

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1:20PM on 07/21/2010
This would be great casting. I mean just look at the cartoon and then look at Pegg. Who else could play the part better, acting wise and look wise? Pegg casted for anything is good in my opinion and I could easily see him in a movie like this.
This would be great casting. I mean just look at the cartoon and then look at Pegg. Who else could play the part better, acting wise and look wise? Pegg casted for anything is good in my opinion and I could easily see him in a movie like this.
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9:35AM on 07/21/2010
Pegg. Definitely. And has all the Ennis material been snatched up by studios now?
Pegg. Definitely. And has all the Ennis material been snatched up by studios now?
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10:24AM on 07/21/2010
Nope, There's Just a Pilgrim & Dan Dare. I'm looking forward to Preacher, but scared that they will ruin it as well. i wonder who they could get to play Jesse, Arseface, Herr Star, or Cassidy?
Nope, There's Just a Pilgrim & Dan Dare. I'm looking forward to Preacher, but scared that they will ruin it as well. i wonder who they could get to play Jesse, Arseface, Herr Star, or Cassidy?
5:55AM on 07/21/2010
This could be a great movie if done well and if it actually gets the fucking point of the series which "Kick Ass" truly failed to do. I think Pegg is the perfect choice for Hughie. There's no one else who can play the off beat persona, the over the top personality, the accent, the ineptitude, the unusual style, etc. It can be an excellent anti-comic book movie if they get the whole jibe of the series and don't resort to just throwing action scenes at us non-stop.
This could be a great movie if done well and if it actually gets the fucking point of the series which "Kick Ass" truly failed to do. I think Pegg is the perfect choice for Hughie. There's no one else who can play the off beat persona, the over the top personality, the accent, the ineptitude, the unusual style, etc. It can be an excellent anti-comic book movie if they get the whole jibe of the series and don't resort to just throwing action scenes at us non-stop.
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10:52PM on 07/21/2010

hope so

thats just great casting
thats just great casting
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10:50PM on 07/21/2010
dear god, yes!!!!
dear god, yes!!!!
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