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Hector and the Search for Happiness: photos from the set

Simon Pegg is not French, nor is Toni Collette,or Rosamund Pike but the trio tops the cast of the film adaptation of the French novel, Hector and the Search for Happiness (Le Voyage d'Hector ou la recherche du bonheur) from French psychiatrist Francois Lelord. BTW, the two women also headline next year's The Long Way Down based on Nick Hornby's novel of the same name. Jean Reno is the only 
true Frenchman in the cast (among the major players anyway) - the French Moroccan-born actor hails from Casablanca, and keeps homes in Paris and L.A. The cast also includes classy Canadian star Christopher Plummer as a UCLA-based shrink who heads up the Happiness Project and Stellan Skarsgard as Edward, a wealthy and jaded banker Hector meets on a plane. 

Toni Collette (love love love) and Simon Pegg in Hector and the Search for Happiness
I first blogged about Hector and the Search for Happiness for the Dreaming of France meme back in April; I'm back again for the French-themed meme with some production photos from the film which wrapped principal photography last month. They started shooting in Vancouver, Canada and moved on from there; Hector has been transformed into a Brit living in London, so it's possible the show won't even make it to France! I'll let you know if I hear differently.
Pegg plays Hector, the psychiatrist who decides since he has no idea how to help his clients find happiness, that he will search the world for the key to that ever elusive state. Ms. Collette plays Hector's former girlfriend while it appears Rosamund Pike is the woman he meets on his journey. Unless it's the other way around!

Rosamund Pike and Pegg pucker up
Can you ID the following image? I don't think it's from the film but the picture is so stunning I couldn't resist!
Rosamund Pike: Let's give credit where credit is due. What's this from?


  1. Not come across Hector before - but I hope he finds happiness. I've just written a post for reaming of France about my favourite Paris guide book, which is older than I am! http://goo.gl/BjpB9

  2. I enjoyed this book and I don't see how it can not be French. I mean, who else would think like that but a French person. Here’s my Dreaming of France meme

  3. I always enjoy Toni Collette too, sounds another movie to keep an eye out for giving the French basis.

    1. I've been thinking of you and your Parisian adventures. Hope all is magnifique!

  4. Fun pictures and movie news. Thanks for keeping us up to date!

    Joy's Book Blog


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