NPR 4 THE DEAF: We Hear It Even When U Can’t



If you’ve ever participated in a miserably long pub crawl, you’ll understand the plight of the characters in The World’s End, the latest from Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Edgar Wright. The film follows five old high school friends who reunite to finish a pub crawl they started 20 years earlier. But as they travel from pub to pub in their old hometown, they find strange, supernatural things start to happen. In 2004, Pegg and Frost’s zombie send-up Shaun of the Dead gave the English comedy pair a cult following that grew with their follow-up movie, Hot Fuzz, about a gung-ho London cop who’s transferred to a sleepy English village. Those films were both directed by their friend Edgar Wright, who also made the visually innovative Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. Wright and Pegg co-wrote the script for The World’s End, and Wright directed the film. Pegg plays Gary, a heavy-drinking perpetual adolescent, and Frost plays Andy, now a respectable, teetotalling lawyer. Pegg and Frost join Fresh Air’s Dave Davies to talk about their latest project.