The late Robin Williams had many memorable roles throughout his storied career, befitting an actor of his intense work ethic. Jones directed Absolutely Anything, and Monty Python's John Cleese, Eric Idle, and Michael Palin all appear as the aliens that give Pegg his powers.
"It's a great honor for us to have the opportunity to distribute Absolutely Anything in the United States", said Atlas Distribution President Harmon Kaslow, "The talent in the film is exceptional, and we're certain many Robin Williams fans are anxious to see his final performance".
Robin Williams had passed away only three weeks after he completed the movie.
"Shortly after Williams's death, "Absolutely Anything" was released in the United Kingdom, grossing a little over $2 million", reported Vanity Fair writer Yohana Desta. "Absolutely Anything comes 40 years after Williams" first on-screen role in Can I Do It... One group may say they've already grieved for the actor, and hearing him pop up again in another movie might be too painful and just reopen old wounds.
The movie premiered in the U.K.in August 2015, but will finally begin playing in American theaters on May 12. Kate Beckinsale plays Pegg's love interest, and Williams voices his cheeky dog, who has been given the ability to speak.
A disillusioned school teacher suddenly finds he has the ability to do anything he wishes - a challenge bestowed upon him by power-crazed aliens, watching him from space.