Brit thesps Simon Pegg and Nick Frost will play the Thompson Twins in Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg’s two-pic Tintin project. The 3-D performance-capture films, based on Georges Remi's comic books will center on Tintin’s globetrotting adventures as a fearless reporter. In the books, the Thompson Twins are a pair of incompetent, clumsy detectives who can only be told apart by the shape of their moustaches — Thompson, with a “p,” has a flat moustache, while Thomson, without the “p,” has a flared version.
Wait a second, so we're not talking about the '80s band?
Pegg and Frost have worked together often. They came to the fore in cult Brit TV laffer Spaced, before successfully reteaming in box-office successes Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz.
As previously reported, Andy Serkis will play Tintin’s sidekick, Captain Haddock. Tintin has yet to be cast. Thomas Sangster had been set for the role, but exited the project when it was delayed due to funding difficulties caused by the DreamWorks/Paramount split.