Simon Pegg stars in A Fantastic Fear Of Everything

Chic geek Simon Pegg is starring in A Fantastic Fear Of Everything , playing a children’s author turned crime novelist.

His character's research into the lives of Victorian serial killers turns him into a paranoid wreck – a condition made much worse when Hollywood decides to make a film based on his findings.

Former Kula Shaker (remember them?) frontman Crispian Mills wrote the script and is co-directing with animator Chris Hopewell.

The psycho comedy is currently shooting at Shepperton studios and is the first project to be backed by Pinewood’s new initiative to support low budget British films.

“We have waited for the right project, at the right time to launch our new investment scheme and with the involvement of Keel Films, Universal Acquisitions and Simon Pegg this is the perfect fit for the Studios,” Pinewood chief executive Ivan Dunleavy told Screen.