#5: PAUL
Director: Greg Mottola
Stars: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Jason Bateman, Sigourney Weaver, Jane Lynch
Release Date: March 18
Why we’re excited: You couldn’t ask for a more perfect pair of funnymen to play middle-aged comic book geeks. Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, the hilarious duo behind Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, reunite for this road comedy about two British slackers who befriend a sarcastic alien named Paul (voiced by Seth Rogen) while on a road trip across America. Written by Pegg and Frost and directed by the underrated Greg Mottola (Superbad, Adventureland), Paul has the potential to be one of the year’s funniest flicks. Consider it Close Encounters of the Nerd Kind.