Mottola Helming Pegg & Frost’s Paul

“Superbad” director Greg Mottola has signed on to direct Simon Pegg and Nick Frost’s next film “Paul” according to Pegg’s MySpace page.

Written and starring the “Shaun of the Dead” and “Hot Fuzz” duo, the road movie follows two British comic book geeks that get into an adventure across America.

Unlike usual, Pegg will be playing the sidekick this time. Sadly their usual cohort, the thinking woman’s stud-muffin Edgar Wright, is not involved. Mottola has just completed directing “Adventureland”.