Filming starts in Letchworth for Simon Pegg movie

CAMERA crews will descend on Letchworth GC today (Monday) as filming begins for a movie starring Simon Pegg.

The production team behind The World’s End – where Mr Pegg and Nick Frost will reunite following Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz – will have its cameras rolling in several town centre locations throughout the day.

The car park opposite Broadway Cinema is not available while temporary road closures will be in place.

Following the initial shoot, the majority of the filming in the town is expected to take place in November and December, with a release by Universal Pictures due in 2013.

North Herts District Council (NHDC), along with Hertfordshire Highways, has been assisting production companies Working Title and Big Talk which are overseeing the filming.

NHDC leader Cllr Lynda Needham said: “This is a great opportunity for the town, and we hope that people in Letchworth and beyond share our enthusiasm given the potential benefits it will bring. I know that hundreds of people attended the recent open casting sessions and there is already a buzz in the area.

“Throughout the filming period there will inevitably be a small amount of disruption caused to traffic, for example, and it may be that certain areas usually reserved for parking will be unavailable. We’re working closely with the film makers, as well as Hertfordshire Highways, to keep any disturbance to a minimum.”