“This Is The End” hasn’t even hit theaters yet, but Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are already queuing up their next directorial effort. This new movie is called “The Interview,” and the duo penned the script with Dan Sterling.
The Hollywood Reporter broke the news and says that it will be a “topical comedy” that follows “a handsome 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.” That’s quite a departure from “This Is The End,” which stars Rogen, James Franco, Jonah Hill and more comedians as themselves after the apocalypse hits.
Rogen will also star in “The Interview” as the producer, and is apparently hoping that Franco will come on board as the handsome talk show host. With a logline like that, who could refuse, right? Talks reportedly haven’t commenced with Franco, but considering his history with Rogen it seems likely that he’ll come on board. Columbia Pictures is backing the movie, and is allegedly hoping to make it for $30 million. It’s worth noting that Columbia also made “Pineapple Express,” which starred Rogen and Franco.
“This Is The End” is due in theaters on June 14, and the trailer for the movie looks absolutely hilarious. It also stars Danny McBride, Jay Baruchel and Craig Robinson and features cameos from the likes of Emma Watson, Jason Segel, Mindy Kaling, Michael Cera, Rihanna, Paul Rudd and Aziz Ansari.