Jack (Simon Pegg) is a children’s author whose attempts to branch out into crime thrillers have left him with a paralysing fear of almost everyone.

He becomes a virtual recluse in his flat.

Out of the blue, Jack’s literary agent Clair (Clare Higgins) pleads with him to churn out another story about his beloved character, Harold The Hedgehog and insists that he meets head of scripts, Harvey Humphreys.

Jack steels himself for a trip to a laundrette, where he crosses paths with beautiful stranger Sangeet and a serial killer.