Mottola Directs Pegg Frost August 18, 2008 Superbad Helmer to direct Simon Pegg and Nick Frost in ‘Paul’. ‘Superbad’ helmer Greg Mottola will direct the latest Simon Pegg/Nick Frost pic ‘Paul’. Scripted by Pegg and Frost, the film is a road movie about two British comic book geeks and their adventures across America. Frost is slated to take the lead in the project with Pegg as his sidekick. In true geek style, the film’s story will start at San Diego Comic-Con. In related Pegg-news, the Spaced star has pulled out of Tarantino’s next project Inglorious Bastards citing insurmountable scheduling difficulties: “We really tried to make it work but in the end, it just was not possible without severe ramifications elsewhere.” Pegg’s next film ‘How to Lose Friends & Alienate People’ is in Irish cinemas October 3rd.