Simon Pegg, the Brit actor best known for his roles in Shaun of the Dead, Mission: Impossible and Star Trek, is set to star in Katharine O’Brien’s Lost Transmissions.
O’Brien will direct from her own script and story that follows Hannah, a shy songwriter who discovers that her friend, respected record producer Theo Ross, has lapsed on his medication for schizophrenia. Hannah rallies a group of friends to help commit Theo to a psychiatric facility, chasing him as he outruns his colorful delusions through the glamour and grit of Los Angeles. From the highs of rock ‘n’ roll to rock bottom, it’s a story of the unsung heroes behind the hits.
“In dealing with mental health, Lost Transmissions combines both comedic and tragic elements,” O’Brien said. “Simon has such a uniquely attuned sense of how to play a range of comedy in moments that still feel real. I’m excited to embrace his very fine skills as a dramatic actor with this film.”