Peter Serafinowicz to Direct First Film

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Peter Serafinowicz is one of those faces that you sort of recognise, but you’re not sure where from. His big break came in 1999 as the voice of Darth Maul in Star Wars Episode I- The Phantom Menace, but he is most recognisable from his appearances as angry housemate Pete in Shaun of The Dead, and girlfriend stealing Duane Benzie in the cult TV series Spaced.  He has also since has appeared in many TV programmes, films, and comedy videos.

Today it was announced that Serafinowicz is branching into the world of directing, with his debut film I See What You Did There, which he has co written with Danny Wallace, who wrote 2008’s Yes Man, starring Jim Carrey. The dark comedy is about a stand up comedian who deals with a particularly annoying heckler by killing them, but his biggest fan witnesses the killing.

Plans are afoot to begin filming next year, but if you want a gentle reminder of what Peter Serafinowicz has in his locker, check out this quite brilliant take on the Daft Punk hit Get Lucky. Unless you are totally sick of this song by now. In which case, rent The Phantom Menace,

 

 

Christian started writing film reviews at school for a local paper. Since then he has written for BBC Radio 4's Newsjack and The London Film Review. He also writes and presents a comedy show on AbingdonXtra, an Oxfordshire based radio station.