1 November 2012 4:11 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Actor Stellan Skarsgård (The Avengers, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Mamma Mia!) has joined the cast of Peter Chelsom.s drama comedy Hector And The Search For Happiness, it was announced today by The Solution Entertainment Group.s (.The Solution.) founders and partners, Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel, and producers Judy Tossell of Egoli Tossell Film and Christine Haebler of Screen Siren Pictures.

Skarsgård joins the previously announced Simon Pegg (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol), Rosamund Pike (upcoming Jack Reacher) and Oscar winner Christopher Plummer (Beginners). Also appearing in a cameo will be cult German actress Marianne Sägebrecht (Bagdad CAFÈ).

Based on the bestselling novel of the same name by François Lelord, the script is written by Maria von Heland, Chelsom and Tinker Lindsay. The film is a German/Canadian co-production produced by Judy Tossell for Egoli Tossell Film and Christine Haebler for Screen Siren Pictures, with Jens Meurer and Trish Dolman executive producing. »

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