Kate Beckinsale Signs On For New Monty Python Movie
‘Underworld’ Star Kate Beckinsale has signed on to appear opposite Simon Pegg in the long awaited new film from Monty Python, ‘Absolutely Anything’.
‘Absolutely Anything’ is set to start filming in March, with regular Python director Terry Jones in the director’s chair again, and starring Beckinsale, Pegg, Robin Williams, Eddie Izzard, and the surviving members of Monty Python, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam, John Cleese, Eric Idle, and Michael Palin.
According to Deadline,
Pegg plays a disillusioned school teacher who suddenly finds he has the ability to do anything he wishes, a challenge bestowed upon him by a group of power-crazed aliens watching from space. The aliens are voiced by Jones and his Python co-horts John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle and Michael Palin. Struggling with the new-found powers, he calls upon his loyal canine companion Dennis (voiced by Williams) to help him along the way. Mishap after mishap finally leads him to an ultimate conundrum: Should he choose the girl (Beckinsale) or the dog?
This will mark the first official film for the collective group of Monty Python since ‘The Meaning of Life’ in 1983. The members of Monty Python would pair up for other film appearances, such as Cleese and Palin in ‘A Fish Called Wanda’, and occasional appearances in tribute shows, but there hasn’t been an official Python film in over 30 years. Unfortunately, Python lost a member when Graham Chapman passed away in 1989. Apart from ‘Absolutely Anything’, Monty Python will be reuniting for a stage production set to open this summer in London.
‘And Now For Something Completely Different’ (1971)
‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’ (1975)
‘Life of Brian’ (1979)
‘The Meaning of Life’ (1983)