Pike, Plummer Join A “Search For Happiness”

Oscar winner Christopher Plummer and former Bond girl Rosamund Pike have joined the cast of Peter Chelsom’s upcoming drama comedy “Hector and the Search For Happiness” at Egoli Tossell Film and Screen Siren Pictures.

Based on Francois Lelord’s novel, Simon Pegg plays an eccentric yet irresistible London psychiatrist in crisis: he’s going nowhere and his patients are just not getting any happier.

One day Hector breaks out of his sheltered vacuum of a life into a global quest to find out if happiness exists for not just everyone else, but himself. The quest takes him on an exotic, dangerous and hysterical journey.

Pike has been cast as Hector’s long-term girlfriend. Plummer plays UCLA’s Happiness Studies guru Professor Coreman.

Judy Tossell and Christine Haebler will produce and shooting kicks off in January.