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The film tracks the outrageous escapades of Sidney Young (Simon Pegg), a smalltime, bumbling, British celebrity journalist who is hired by an upscale magazine in New York City. In spectacular fashion Sidney enters high society and burns bridges with bosses, peers and superstars. After disrupting one black-tie event by allowing a wild pig to run rampant, Sidney catches the attention of Clayton Harding (Jeff Bridges), editor of Sharp, and accepts a job with the magazine in New York City. Clayton warns Sidney that he’d better impress and charm everyone he can, if he wants to succeed. Instead, Sidney instantly insults and annoys fellow writer Alison Olsen (Kirsten Dunst). He dares to target the star clients of power publicist Eleanor Johnson (Gillian Anderson). His saving graces: a rising, sexy starlet (Megan Fox) develops an odd affection for him, and in time, Alison whose friendship with him might be the only thing saving Sidney from torpedoing his career.

  • Release date:October 3, 2008

Cast

Simon Pegg
as Sidney Young
Kirsten Dunst
as Alison Olsen
Jeff Bridges
as Clayton Harding
Danny Huston
as Lawrence Maddox
Gillian Anderson
as Eleanor Johnson
Megan Fox
as Sophie Maes
Max Minghella
as Vincent Lepak
Miriam Margolyes
as Mrs. Kowalski
Bill Paterson
as Richard Young
Diana Kent
as Rachel Petkoff

Crew

Robert B. Weide
Director
Stephen Woolley
Producer
Elizabeth Karlsen
Producer
Peter Straughan
Screenwriter
Toby Young
Book Author
Oliver Stapleton
Cinematographer
David Arnold
Composer (Music Score)
David Freeman
Editor
John Beard
Production Designer
Toby Young
Co-producer
Laurie Borg
Co-producer
Simon Fawcett
Executive Producer
Tessa Ross
Executive Producer
Courtney Solomon
Executive Producer
Paul White
Executive Producer
Allan Zeman
Executive Producer
Annie Hardinge
Costume Designer
Jina Jay
Casting
Justine Baddeley
Casting
Kimberly Davis-Wagner
Casting
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