While his last film "The Guilt Trip
" proved to be something of a box-office disappointment, Seth Rogen
remains as busy as ever: his directorial debut "The End Of The World
" hits later in the summer, he's guest-starring on the new season of "Arrested Development
," and only yesterday, lined up another potential helming project with partner Evan Goldberg
, comedy-thriller "The Interview."
But before he can move on to that, Rogen's got to shoot "Townies
." Directed by "Forgetting Sarah Marshall
" and "Five-Year Engagement
" filmmaker Nicholas Stoller
, the film sees Rogen as a family man who comes into confrontation with a group of local frat boys that live near his house. Set to be an R-rated comedy, and produced by Rogen and Goldberg, the film already has Zac Efron
on board as Rogen's chief adversary, and now Deadline
report that he has a couple of co-stars, in the shape of Dave Franco
and Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Franco is steadily becoming more and more high-profile, thanks to films like "21 Jump Street
" and "Warm Bodies
," and due to Rogen's friendship with his older brother James, has presumably hung out with Rogen in the past. Mintz-Plasse certainly has: he made his name as McLovin in Rogen's "Superbad
," and has managed to avoid being a one-hit wonder with parts in "Role Models
" and "Fright Night
," among others. Perhaps more importantly, they have proven chemistry, having made a series of Funny or Die sketches together (watch one below, along with a SXSW
short the pair starred in) The pairs join Rogen, Efron and Rose Byrne
, who will play Rogen's wife, and filming gets underway soon.
You're So Hot: Part Deux with Dave Franco & Christ Mintz-Plasse from Rod Blackhurst on Vimeo.
WOULD YOU from Rod Blackhurst on Vimeo.