Simon Pegg has faced zombies (“Shaun Of The Dead“), an alien invasion (“The World’s End“), super villains (two “Mission: Impossible” movies, with a third on the way), been blasted into outer space (two “Star Trek” films) among other adversity. But in “Hector And The Search For Happiness” he faces his most intriguing obstacle yet: inner peace. Heading to the Toronto International Film Festival where it will make its North American premiere, ‘Hector’ shows a different side to Pegg to those more familiar with his genre work, and this exclusive clip displays the more thoughtful yet still playful tone of his latest effort.
Peter Chelsom (“Shall We Dance,” “Serendipity“) directs, and Toni Collette, Rosamund Pike, Stellan Skarsgård, Jean Reno, Veronica Ferres, Barry Atsma and Christopher Plummer co-star in a movie following a psychiatrist who having lost the ability to offer insight to his own patients embarks on a quest to figure out the formula for happiness. It’s a journey that takes him from Africa to Shanghai to Tibet (as you’ll see in this clip), with Hector picking up wisdom at every stop.