Rogue Pictures has acquired North American distribution rights to Hot Fuzz, a police comedy featuring Shaun of the Dead stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, says The Hollywood Reporter.

The film will be directed by Edgar Wright and produced by Nira Park from Working Title Films in association with Big Talk Prods. The film is scheduled for release early next year.

Both Wright and Pegg wrote the screenplay and film's budget is estimated to be $12 million. Pegg plays a successful London cop whose jealous co-workers transfer him to a small, isolated British town and place him with a hapless partner (Frost). The pair stumble upon a series of suspicious accidents.