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"Paul" (movie) is the story of a space-traveling smart-ass named Paul (Seth Rogen of "The Green Hornet," "Knocked Up"), who has been locked up in a top-secret military base for the last 60 years, advising world leaders about his kind. But when he worries he's outlived his usefulness and the dissection table is drawing uncomfortably close, Paul escapes on the first RV that passes by his compound in Area 51. Fortunately, it contains the two earthlings who are most likely to rescue and harbor an alien on the run.

In the comedy-adventure "Paul," best friends Graeme Willy (Simon Pegg of "Hot Fuzz," "Shaun of the Dead") and Clive Gollings (Nick Frost of "Hot Fuzz," "Shaun of the Dead") have saved for decades to take a sci-fi fan's trip of a lifetime: a pilgrimage to America's UFO heartland to track the legendary hot spots of extraterrestrial activity. But when a close encounter with Paul derails the plans…their dream vacation turns into a road trip that will rock their universe forever.

Hunted by federal agents and the fanatical father of Ruth Buggs (Kristen Wiig of "Date Night," "Knocked Up"), a young woman whom they have accidentally kidnapped, Graeme and Clive hatch a fumbling plan to return Paul to his mother ship in one piece. And as two nerds fight to help save an awesome little green man, Paul might just take his fellow outcasts from misfits to intergalactic heroes.

Directed by Greg Mottola ("Superbad," "Adventureland") and from a screenplay written by frequent collaborators Pegg & Frost, "Paul" co-stars an impressive comedic supporting lineup that includes Jason Bateman ("Hancock"), Bill Hader ("Pineapple Express"), Blythe Danner ("Little Fockers"), Joe Lo Truglio ("Role Models"), John Carroll Lynch ("Get Smart"), Jane Lynch (television's "Glee"), Jeffrey Tambor (television's "Arrested Development") and Sigourney Weaver ("Avatar").

Big Talk Pictures' "Paul" marks Nira Park's ("Scott Pilgrim vs. the World," "Hot Fuzz") fourth collaboration with Pegg and Frost as a producer. She is joined by Working Title partners Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan ("Hot Fuzz," "Shaun of the Dead") in production duties for the film. Mottola's behind-the-scenes creative team includes director of photography Lawrence Sher ("The Hangover," "I Love You, Man"), production designer Jefferson Sage ("Knocked Up," "Funny People"), Oscar-winning editor Chris Dickens ("Slumdog Millionaire," "Hot Fuzz"), costume designer Nancy Steiner ("Little Miss Sunshine," "Lost in Translation") and composer David Arnold ("The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader," "Quantum of Solace"). Liza Chasin ("Pride & Prejudice"), Debra Hayward ("Smokin' Aces"), Natascha Wharton ("Shaun of the Dead") and Robert Graf ("True Grit") serve as executive producers on the film.


Genre: Adventure
Release Date: March 18, 2011
Tagline: Who's up for a close encounter?
Country: United States
Distributor: Universal Pictures
Production Companies:
Big Talk Productions
Working Title Films

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