British funnyman Nick Frost is best known in this country for his movies with his best pal (both on-screen and off) Simon Pegg: "Shaun of the Dead," "Hot Fuzz," "Paul" (which Frost and Pegg wrote), and last year's "The World's End." But with Pegg off exploring the galaxy on the Enterprise and doing impossible missions with Tom Cruise, it's time for Frost to step up with some new partners.
"Cuban Fury" stars Frost as Bruce Garrett, a cubicle drone who has put his past as a teenage salsa dance champion behind him. When his office gets an attractive new American boss (Rashida Jones from "Parks and Recreation"), it inspired him to put on his boogie shoes once again. But first he'll have to stand up to the office bully, played by "Bridesmaids" star Chris O'Dowd, who previously worked with Frost on 2009's "Pirate Radio."
The idea for the movie actually originated with Frost, who told Metro he thought it up during a night of drinking. He said he sent a drunken email outlining the story to his long-time producer Nira Park (who worked on the previous Frost/Pegg movies), who loved the idea. Little did he know at the time it would lead to seven months of dance training so that he would be convincing as a fleet-footed Salsa master.
Also starring Ian McShane and Olivia Coleman (plus a very quick but inevitable cameo from Pegg), "Cuban Fury" struts into select theaters on April 11.