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The ‘Hot Fuzz’ guys

Wright, Pegg and Frost's cop comedy hits target

The latest in Blighty comedy imports, co-scribes Wright and Pegg displayed a knack for parodying Bruckheimer pics with a British accent in “Hot Fuzz,” a spring arthouse fave Stateside about a topnotch London cop (played by Pegg) who is demoted to patrolling a quaint village alongside a chubby, sloppy action cinefile sidekick (Frost). The pic packed enough guffaws to clear $80 million worldwide, double what the trio’s first cult pic, zombie sendup “Shaun of the Dead,” delivered. Even Cate Blanchett thinks these guys are funny. One of the worst-kept secrets is that she makes a cameo as Pegg’s masked g.f. at the onset of “Fuzz.” Wright and Pegg are planning a third comedy genre “valentine,” and Pegg will star as the young Scotty in J.J. Abrams’ new version of “Star Trek.”

Point of view

“The U.K. doesn’t have a history of cop films like the U.S. They just don’t make them over there. U.K. cops are so uncinematic,” says Wright, who also helmed “Fuzz.”

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