Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg to Direct THE INTERVIEW; James Franco May Star

     March 21, 2013


Columbia Pictures must be very happy with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s directorial debut This Is the End, as the studio has already tapped Rogen and Goldberg for another directing gig.  The duo will next helm the comedy The Interview, with James Franco being eyed for a lead role.  The pic is described as a “topical comedy” that revolves around a talk show host and his producer “who find themselves in way over their heads when they get involved in a plot to assassinate the prime minister of North Korea.”  Franco would potentially play the talk show host, while Rogen is poised to star as the producer.  Hit the jump for more on this possible Pineapple Express reunion.

seth-rogen-evan-goldberg-the-interviewPer THR, Rogen and Goldberg penned the script for The Interview based on a story by the duo and Dan Sterling (The Daily Show), and the two are also onboard to produce.  Rogen and Goldberg wrote and directed the comedy This Is the End, in which Rogen stars as himself alongside a stellar ensemble cast that includes Franco, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, and Jay Baruchel.  That film doesn’t open until this summer, but Columbia is clearly happy with what they’ve seen thus far since they’re keen on giving Rogen and Goldberg the go-ahead to direct another film so quickly.  Rogen and Franco are brilliant in Pineapple Express, so I’m all for the two teaming up to co-star onscreen again.

The Interview would be produced on a budget of around $30 million, and the only other solid film on Rogen’s upcoming schedule is Nicholas Stoller’s (Forgetting Sarah Marshall) comedy Townies, in which he’ll star opposite Zac Efron and possibly Rose Byrne.  That film starts production soon, so Rogen and Goldberg could conceivably shoot The Interview later this year.  Hopefully we hear more soon.


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