Here's the first look at A Fantastic Fear of Everything, directors Crispian Mills and Chris Hopewell's dark comedy about a children's author (Simon Pegg) slowly going bonkers. It also involves dream sequences, talking puppets, and mysterious hedgehog interludes. Check out the synopsis, in which Pegg evinces a deep fear of laundry:

Jack is a children's author turned crime novelist whose detailed research into the lives of Victorian serial killers has turned him into a paranoid wreck, persecuted by the irrational fear of being murdered. When Jack is thrown a life-line by his long-suffering agent and a mysterious Hollywood executive takes a sudden and inexplicable interest in his script, what should be his big break rapidly turns into his big breakdown, as Jack is forced to confront his worst demons; among them his love life, his laundry and the origin of all fear.

A Fantastic Fear of Everything will be out June 8 in the UK and Ireland. Release dates across the pond have yet to be announced.

[Via Quiet Earth]