Simon Pegg will star in Peter Chelsom’s Hector And The Search For Happiness. Chelsom and Tinker Lindsay adapted the novel by Francis Lelord about an eccentric London psychiatrist who sets out on a global quest when his patients stop getting happier.

Chelsom, whose last two films were Hannah Montana: The Movie and Shall We Dance, said, “I’ve been searching long and hard for a film that would bring me back to my European sensibilities. Not unlike Being There and Forrest Gump, Hector is a contemporary love story, a fable wrapped around a very human hero’s journey. Nobody does the innocent abroad better than Simon Pegg: he is not only a brilliant comedian but a very touching actor. He is the Hector that you want to follow to the ends of the earth.”

The Solution is handling worldwide rights to the German/Canadian co-production from Egoli Tossell Film and Screen Siren Pictures.