Simon Pegg revealed to the The Sunday Times back in September that Steven Spielberg had asked that he and Nick Frost play the Thompson Twins in Tintin. At the time it sounded like a casual suggestion, however according to a tipster at AICN it was more than that.
According to a reliable source not at all involved in the production, those rumblings we heard last fall about Simon Pegg and Nick Frost being cast as the Thomson and Thompson were right on the money. They’re in.
If you look at the image above you will notice that they do not look like twins. However, Spielberg will be using motion capture technology (Gollum, Davy Jones) so we may not be actually seeing them on screen, but we will be hearing their voices and seeing their performance.
Filming will begin shortly so we will probably get more casting news over the next few weeks. Andy Serkis is already confirmed for Captain Haddock, we just need Tintin, his dog and the rest of the characters!