PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Simon Pegg is to star in new Brit flick A Fantastic Fear Of Everything, about a crime writer who becomes obsessed with murder.
The Star Trek star will play Jack, a children's author turned crime novelist whose detailed research into the lives of Victorian serial killers has turned him into a paranoid wreck, with an irrational fear of being murdered.
The comedy is written and directed by former Kula Shaker frontman Crispian Mills, marking his feature film debut.
Crispian, 38, tweeted this week: "My amazing missus gave birth to our second baby boy two weeks ago!
"That same week I also finally started filming the movie- now titled A Fantastic Fear Of Everything. Mad times but very exciting."
The former rocker - son of Hayley Mills and director Roy Boulting - will co-direct with Chris Hopewell, whose previous work includes the music videos for Radiohead's There There and The Killers' Smile Like You Mean It.
A Fantastic Fear Of Everything is currently shooting on location in London and Shepperton Studios and also stars Two Pints Of Lager's Sheridan Smith, The Darjeeling Limited's Amara Karan and Hellraiser's Clare Higgins.