While it seems like an odd pairing, Zac Efron and Seth Rogen are teaming up for an untitled comedy from Universal Pictures.
Deadline reports that Universal won a day-long bidding battle for the movie, which benefited from a summer of successful, R-rated comedies. Rogen and his Superbad and Pineapple Express writing partner Evan Goldberg will produce the movie, scripted by Andrew Cohen and Brendan O'Brien. The movie will follow Rogen as a regular guy living near a raucous fraternity house, where Efron is a member, whose life is disrupted by the fraternity's behavior. World War Z and The Dark Knight Rises Add Cast members >> Posted 07.26.11 by Ryan
Summit Entertainment has debuted the first trailer for 50/50, a comedy that tries to show the lighter side of cancer.
One of 50/50's stars, Seth Rogen, also produced the movie, which was written by Rogen's friend Will Reiser, himself a cancer survivor. In the movie's official synopsis, Rogen explained the genesis of 50/50.
watch the trailer >> Posted 05.27.11 by Ryan
We worked with Will on Da Ali G show, and it was shortly after that we learned he was sick. As shocking, sad, confusing and generally screwed up as it was; we couldn't ignore that because we were so ill-equipped to deal with the situation, funny things kept happening. Will got better, and when he did, we thought the best way to pull something good out of the situation was to get him to write a screenplay. Ideally we wanted to make a film that would be as funny, sad, and hopefully as honest as the experience we went through. As soon as the script was completed, it quickly became a passion project for all of us. It helped us come to terms with Will's struggle as well as our own experiences.
Today's Challenge: The Green Hornet and The Dilemma are both out on DVD and Blu-ray for the first time today. Can you find the movie link to connect Seth Rogen to Jennifer Connelly?
Our first Facebook movie game, ClusterFlick, plays off that old "six degrees of separation" theory — you know, the one that has a certain Kevin at the center of the Hollywood universe. It's easy to play, but not so easy to win. The goal is to use the major cast of movies to get from Point A to Point B in the smallest number of moves.
Play ClusterFlick >> Posted 05.03.11 by reelz
Comedic actor Seth Rogen is following up his stint as a masked crimefighter in director Michel Gondry's The Green Hornet by lending his voice and mannerisms to a beer-guzzling, pot-smoking, pop culture-inspiring alien refugee named Paul in director Greg Mottola's (Adventureland) new sci-fi comedy, Paul, which opened in the U.K. on Valentine's Day, but is still nearly two weeks away from release in the States. The movie was written by and stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost as two British comic book geeks on a road trip in the American Southwest who happen upon Paul as he attempts to escape from the top-secret Area 51 government facility. In a recent interview with ComicsContinuum, Rogen discussed his motion capture work, working with Greg Mottola and the impetus behind the look of the title alien. what did rogen say about Paul? >> Posted 03.06.11 by BrentJS
A Red Band trailer is out for director Greg Mottola's (Superbad, Adventureland) new sci-fi comedy, Paul, which debuted on Valentine's Day in the U.K. and opens in the U.S. in three weeks. Paul was written by and stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, the comedy duo behind Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, and follows two British comic book nerds who come to America to attend the San Diego Comic-Con and end up picking up an alien hitchhiker named Paul (voiced by Seth Rogen) who has spent the past 60-plus years since the Roswell incident advising our government at Area 51, all the while picking up many of our nasty habits, such as drinking, smoking pot, and cursing a blue streak. watch the new Red Band trailer >> Posted 02.24.11 by BrentJS
Miley Cyrus says smoking salvia was a "bad decision," but we think it's a good one compared to her new dreamcatcher tattoo that was on display through a cutout tee yesterday.
Director Kevin Smith is handing out accolades, crediting Seth Rogen for turning him into a stoner, and Southwest Airlines for a 65-pound weight loss after the airline kicked him off a flight for being too fat.
Lindsay Lohan plead not guilty to a felony count of grand theft and offered to take a lie detector test to prove her innocence, while new Twitter user Howard Stern took to the social networking site to say what everyone in the world is thinking: "That lindsay lohan necklace is one crummy looking piece of jewelry for twenty five hundred. can barely see it. Felony grand theft? I would get an appraisal on that piece of junk."
BREAKING (UP) NEWS:
Kelsey Grammer and Camille Grammer will divorce today, paving the way for Kelsey to wed Katye Walsh as planned on Feb. 25.
Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz are calling it quits after just 2.5 years of marriage, citing "irreconcilable differences."
After just 3.5 months of marriage, it's rumored pop diva Katy Perry is seeking couples therapy to work things out with husband Russell Brand. Posted 02.10.11 by reelz
It's hard to think of another superhero-themed movie in recent memory that has received as much negative press before it comes out as director Michel Gondry's (Be Kind Rewind) The Green Hornet adaptation. Right out of the gate, many fans were vocally opposed to producer and co-writer Seth Rogen playing the lead part of Britt Reid, aka the Green Hornet, based upon his, ahem, somewhat less than athletic physique and his goofball comedy-stacked resume. Then, once the production got under way, every little snag, from cast changes to release date delays, was scrutinized and criticized and amplified in fan forums and chat room debates, until all that was heard about the movie was predominantly negative buzz.
However, on the eve of the release of The Green Hornet in theaters, some early reviews have begun to trickle in and so far the general consensus is positive. A reviewer for ComingSoon called it a "surprisingly funny and ingeniously clever take on superheroes," and a review on MovieFone declared that the "cast is great, the action scenes are very cool, and many of the ideas congeal unexpectedly well." In a recent interview with MTV, Rogen vented on how "frustrating" it has been to read some of the "insane and completely uninformed and uneducated" criticism that the movie has received online before it has even opened in theaters, especially from supposedly comic-friendly sites that he used to respect. MORE >> Posted 01.13.11 by BrentJS
Columbia Pictures' long-delayed The Green Hornet adaptation finally opens this week and fans will get the chance to decide for themselves whether Seth Rogen has what it takes to play a superhero or not. If you've been following news about the movie, then you know that Rogen, who also co-wrote The Green Hornet with Evan Goldberg (Superbad, Pineapple Express), did not set out to make a typical superhero movie, but rather to "subvert the genre." For example, instead of being the straight-laced, square-jawed Boy Scout that you see in most superhero movies, Rogen describes the title character as a "douchebag" who is "not a hero ... in any way, shape, or form", and his sidekick, Kato (Jay Chou), does most of the actual crimefighting.
The latest preview clip from The Green Hornet also provides another example of how superhero conventions are tossed out the window, with the hero and sidekick duking it out during a petty squabble. Could you imagine Batman and Robin solving their differences this way? watch the new preview clip >> Posted 01.12.11 by BrentJS
While he may not be familiar to American audiences yet, Taiwanese singer, actor, director and producer Jay Chou, who stars as Kato in director Michel Gondry's The Green Hornet adaptation, is already wildly popular in the Far East. Chou has sold millions of copies of his pop music albums, which are often described as a fusion of traditional Chinese musical styles with Western R&B and rock, even earning four World Music Awards for Best-Selling Artist in China, and is the literal poster-boy for tween crushes throughout Asia.
To help American audiences get better acquainted him, Columbia Pictures has released a (heavily edited) short interview with Chou in which he discusses working with writer, producer and title star Seth Rogen in The Green Hornet and how it feels to be stepping into the shoes of the man who made Kato famous, Bruce Lee. watch the video interview with Jay "Kato" Chou >> Posted 01.09.11 by BrentJS
In director Michel Gondry's The Green Hornet adaptation, Seth Rogen plays Britt Reid, heir to his late father's (Tom Wilkinson) publishing empire and the title superhero, while Jay Chou plays Kato, the martial artist and weapons master who does all of the heavy lifting in the Green Hornet's crime-fighting exploits.
But, according to Rogen in the latest featurette for Sony's 3-D action-comedy, Reid's money and Kato's skills could only get the dynamic duo so far. It's Cameron Diaz's character, Lenore Case, who is "the mastermind behind their whole operation." And, adds Rogen's screenwriting partner, Evan Goldberg, Diaz herself just so happens to be "the coolest woman ever." watch the new Green Hornet featurette >> Posted 01.07.11 by BrentJS