It looks like James Franco and Seth Rogen may take their bromance to the next level. Seth Rogen is reportedly eyeing his second co-cirectorial project with writing partner Evan Goldberg, and it’s said they both want James Franco for the lead.
While fans of the Pineapple Express and Freaks & Geeks duo will be able to see the two act in Rogen’s first directorial debut for This Is The End, the expected success of that film is said to have started the ball rolling on a new assassination comedy for Rogen.
According to reports, the comedy film titled The Interview is being headed by Sony, the same studio that has seen This Is The End, and was apparently pleased with the results. For The Interview, Rogen will team up with writing and directing partner Goldberg to tackle what happens when a talk show host and his producer accidentally wind up in the middle of a plot to assassinate the prime minister of North Korea. Rogen, who is set to star is really looking forward to bringing James Franco on board, in which he’ll play the talk show host.
If The Interview goes down like Rogen and Sony want it to, this will be the third picture that James Franco and Seth Rogan have starred in together. Their latest film, This Is The End, sees the boys playing skewed versions of themselves along with Jonah Hill, Danny McBride, Jay Baruchel, and Craig Robinson while in the middle of an end of the world party thrown by Franco. What they come to find out is that their city of Los Angeles is being destroyed and it’s actually the end of the world as they know it.
Currently, James Franc,o in the middle of his jam packed schedule, is shooting the Brad Pitt-produced True Story, in which he plays a criminal on the loose opposite journalist Jonah Hill.
Are you excited to see James Franco and Seth Rogen team up again?