Stellan-Skarsgård-and-Simon-Pegg-in-Hector-and-the-Search-for-HappinessReuniting with Rosamund Pike having just starred alongside each other in The World’s End, Simon Pegg will soon be returning to the big screen in Peter Chelsom’s adaptation of the best-selling novel, Hector and the Search for Happiness.

The dramatic-comedy is set to arrive in our cinemas in the autumn, and the rather charming first trailer has debuted online.

Pegg plays Hector, an eccentric yet irresistible London psychiatrist in crisis: his patients are just not getting any happier!  He’s going nowhere.  Then one day, armed with buckets of courage and an almost child-like curiosity, Hector breaks out of his sheltered vacuum of a life into a global quest to find out if happiness exists.  More importantly, if it exists for Hector.  And so begins a colorful, exotic, dangerous and hysterical journey.

Starring alongside Pegg and Pike is a great ensemble, led by Toni Collette, Stellan Skarsgård, Christopher Plummer, and Jean Reno.

Chelsom (Serendipity) directs from a script he co-wrote with Tinker Lindsay and Maria von Heland, adapting François Lelord’s original novel of the same name (in its English translation).

Hector and the Search of Happiness will be released in the UK this autumn, and doesn’t yet have a firm release date in the US.