HECTOR AND THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS is an upcoming drama/comedy directed by Peter Chelsom (Serendipity, Shall We Dance?, Hannah Montana: The Movie), based on the book by Francois Lelord. The film starring Simon Pegg as a psychiatrist who searches the globe to find the secret of happiness. Rosamund Pike, Stellan Skarsgård, Toni Collette, and Christopher Plummer star in addition to Pegg.
Pegg plays Hector, an eccentric yet irresistible London psychiatrist in crisis: his patients are just not getting any happier! He’s going nowhere. Then one day, armed with buckets of courage and an almost child-like curiosity, Hector breaks out of his sheltered vacuum of a life into a global quest to find out if happiness exists. More importantly, if it exists for Hector. And so begins a colorful, exotic, dangerous and hysterical journey.