The cast for Nicholas Stoller’s new comedy Townies is coming together quite nicely. The Seth Rogen starring vehicle has now added two somewhat familiar faces to comedy. Dave Franco (younger brother of James), and Christopher Mintz-Plasse have found their way into the comedy.
Reports are trickling in that both of the young actors will be reuniting for Townies. The script, which was written by Andrew J. Cohen and Brendan O’Brien, sees Seth Rogen out of the realm of his frat shenanigans. Instead Rogen is set to play a mild-mannered man whose life is absolutely destroyed by a local fraternity that are currently taking over the neighborhood. The solution is said to be all out war between Rogen and the boys.
While it isn’t certain what role Christopher Mintz-Plasse will play, Franco is said to be the vice president of the fraternity, and best friend with Zac Efron’s character, who will be the lead antagonist to Rogen’s mild-mannered character. In addition, Rose Byrne has also joined the cast as Seth Rogen’s wife.
Although the film doesn’t have a release date as of right now, we’re betting that production will start relatively soon seeing as the cast is quickly coming together. In addition to Townies, as a writer, Stoller penned the muppets sequel, The Muppets… Again!
Christopher Mintz-Plasse got his start in Seth Rogen’s co-written comedy Superbad, in which he played lovable nerd and the arguable hero Mclovin, while Dave Franco has been slowly coming up in an extended Judd Apatow way. The actor had his breakout role playing a drug supplier in the hit comedy 21 Jump Street, which starred co-writer Jonah Hill.
As for Franco and Mintz-Plasse this will be yet another project they have appeared in together. Before Townies, the two collaborated on three Funny or Die shorts Would You, You’re So Hot, and You’re So Hot Part Deux, as well as the film remake Fright Night.
What do you think of the cast of Townies?