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Opening this week is the Jason Statham-starrer Homefront. Adapted by Sylvester Stallone from the Chuck Logan novel, Homefront centers on DEA agent Phil Broker (Statham) who moves to a quiet town with his daughter (Izabela Vidovic) in order to start a new life, but winds up tangling with the local druglord (James Franco), his band of thugs, and meth’d-out sister (played by Kate Bosworth in a bit of a shocking turn). Homefront also stars Winona Ryder, Rachelle Lafevre, Clancy Brown, Omar Benson Miller and Frank Grillo. For more on the film, watch the red-band or regular trailer.
At the recent Los Angeles press day, I landed a video interview with Franco. He talked about whether he has more fun playing the hero or the villain, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's next film The Interview, and more. Hit the jump to watch.
And here's my video interview with Jason Statham and Izabela Vidovic if you missed it.
Does he have more fun playing the hero or the villain
How much fun has he been having on Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's next film The Interview?
Universal has released a new trailer for Nicholas Stoller's new comedy, Neighbors. The film stars Seth Rogen and Rose Bryne as a married couple who must deal with a fraternity when it moves in next door. Universal is getting a big jump on the movie (it doesn't open until May), but they could have a great one here. Like the red-band trailer, I got plenty of laughs not only from Rogen and Byrne, but also from Zac Efron, who plays the lead frat boy. My only concern from a marketing standpoint is that Universal might give away too many jokes in the long lead-up to the film's release. Hopefully, that won't be the case.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. The film also stars Dave Franco, Jake Johnson, Carlo Gallo, Lisa Kudrow, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse. Neighbors opens May 9, 2014.
Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, and Evan Goldberg have long talked about an idea for an R-rated animated film, and now it appears that the raunchy pic will finally come to fruition. Sony Pictures announced today that it will partner with Annapurna Pictures on Sausage Party, which was written by Rogen, Goldberg, Kyle Hunter, and Ariel Shaffir based on an idea by Rogen, Goldberg, and Hill. The story follows one sausage’s “quest to discover the truth about his existence,” as he falls out of a shopping cart and, along with his friends, embarks on a journey to return to his aisle before the 4th of July sale.
Voice casting has yet to be announced, but Conrad Vernon (Shrek 2) and Greg Tiernan will be directing the pic with an eye towards a 2015 release date. Rogen and Goldberg made their directorial debut with this summer’s excellent This Is the End and are currently helming the Rogen/James Franco comedy The Interview. Hit the jump for the full press release.
Here’s the press release:
SETH ROGEN AND EVAN GOLDBERG LET IT ALL HANG OUT WITH “SAUSAGE PARTY,”
AN OUTRAGEOUS, NOT-FOR-KIDS ANIMATED MOVIE,
FROM SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT, ANNAPURNA PICTURES AND POINT GREY
CULVER CITY, Calif., September 24, 2013 – Sony Pictures Entertainment and Annapurna Pictures will partner on what is expected to be an R-rated animated film titled Sausage Party, written by Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg & Kyle Hunter & Ariel Shaffir, from a story by Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg & Jonah Hill, to be directed by Conrad Vernon (Shrek ...
Universal Pictures has released the first red-band trailer for director Nicholas Stoller’s (Forgetting Sarah Marshall) new comedy Neighbors. Previously titled Townies, the film stars Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne as a young couple who move in next door to a fraternity house. The thirty-somethings soon find themselves the victims of pranks (and other unsightly activities) after an attempt to welcome the Delta Psi Beta chapter goes awkwardly awry. There are plenty of great snippets of what are sure to be funny moments throughout the picture as Neighbors takes a look at the hard-partying Greek life of films like Old School, Animal House and PCU from the viewpoint of the squares on the outside. And while Christopher Mintz-Plasse doesn't get any dialogue, he sure does get a moment.
Hit the jump to watch the red-band trailer. The film also stars Zac Efron, Dave Franco, Jake Johnson, Ike Barinholtz, Jason Mantozoukas, and Lisa Kudrow. Neighbors opens in theaters on May 9, 2014.
Via The Playlist:
Here’s a synopsis for Neighbors:
Seth Rogen, Zac Efron and Rose Byrne lead the cast of Neighbors, a comedy about a young couple suffering from arrested development who are forced to live next to a fraternity house after the birth of their newborn baby. Neighbors is directed by Nick Stoller (Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get Him to the Greek).
The first clip and poster for Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's directorial debut, the apocalypse comedy This Is the End, has been released online. It's perfect timing, as tomorrow may or may not be the end of the world as we know it, so keep in mind that this could be the only piece of footage from This Is the End that your eyes will see before an unholy Mayan apocalypse engulfs us all. It'd be a shame if the world did end tomorrow, though, because This Is the End looks fantastic. Rogen, Jay Baruchel, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson, and Danny McBride all play themselves in the aftermath of the apocalypse to hilarious results, with plenty of self-referential comedy to go around. McBride in particular is excellent in this clip, and if this is any indication of what the full film is like, then This Is the End will be the must-see comedy of next summer.
Hit the jump to watch the clip which features a timely introduction by Rogen and Franco, and to check out the film's poster and a new image. The film also stars Jason Segel, Michael Cera, Emma Watson, David Krumholtz, Paul Rudd, Martin Starr, Mindy Kaling, Kevin Hart, and Rihanna. This Is the End opens on June 14, 2013.
Here's the official synopsis for This Is the End:
The comedy This Is The End follows six friends trapped in a house after a series of strange and catastrophic events devastate Los Angeles. As the world unravels outside, dwindling supplies and cabin fever threaten to tear apart the friendships inside. Eventually, ...
This holiday season, you can celebrate family at the movies with The Guilt Trip, which tells the story of Andy Brewster (Seth Rogen), as he embarks on a cross-country road trip with his mother, Joyce (Barbra Streisand), to turn one of his inventions into a success. With both funny and poignant moments on their mother-son adventure, each realizes that they just want the other to be happy.
During a press conference to promote the film’s December 19th theatrical release, Seth Rogen talked about sussing his co-star out before filming, how he approached playing the role, how crazy his own mother drives him and cracking up on set, while Barbra Streisand talked about what ultimately convinced her to take this role, how she most identified with her character, how she feels about being labeled as a gay icon, what gives her the greatest artistic satisfaction, the most challenging scene, what she hopes audiences will take from the film, and which technologies she’d like to consider using, if and when she ever directs again. Check out what they had to say after the jump.
Question: What was it like to meet each other, the first time?
BARBRA STREISAND: Well, Seth sussed me out.
SETH ROGEN: I did.
STREISAND: He called people from The Fockers movies.
ROGEN: I think I was actually working with John Schwartzman, who was the cinematographer on Meet the Fockers, at the time this came up. I asked him what he thought of Barbra, and he said she was great. I know Jay Roach a ...
A new trailer for writer-director Sarah Polley’s romantic drama Take This Waltz has gone online. Michelle Williams stars as a woman who’s married to a good-natured cookbook author (Seth Rogen) but then she finds herself attracted to a handsome artist (Luke Kirby). The movie actually looks really, really good, with Williams, Rogen and Kirby promising some strong performances. I was fearful that the film would come off as too “indie”-feeling for its own good, but Polley seems to have captured the perfect tone for her second feature as a director. Though the trailer has many moments of levity, the troubled conscience of Williams and issues of morality appear to play a big part in the film. Polley's directorial debut, Away from Her, earned the actress/writer/director an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film also stars Sarah Silverman. Take This Waltz opens in limited release on June 29th.
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Here’s the synopsis for Take This Waltz:
When Margot, 28, meets Daniel, their chemistry is intense and immediate. But Margot suppresses her sudden attraction: she is happily married to Lou, a celebrated cookbook writer.
When Margot learns that Daniel lives across the street from them, the certainty about her domestic life shatters. She and Daniel steal moments throughout the steaming Toronto summer, their eroticism heightened by their restraint. Margot finally gives in to desire and in doing so, discovers some unsettling truths about herself. Swelteringly hot, bright and colorful like a ...
We’ve seen Ben Stiller recently in the “okay” comedy/heist movie TOWER HEIST and we’ve seen Jonah Hill most recently in MONEYBALL and the upcoming comedy 21 JUMP STREET and now we can see both of them along with Vince Vaughn and Richard Ayoade in the teaser trailer for NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH. The teaser doesn’t give us a whole lot but the foursome cruising around with Dr. Dre/Snoop Dogg playing over them nodding and mimicking shooting a gun with their fingers while people turn and look at them from the streets along with a short bit where they bring in a kid who has just assaulted them with eggs to the police but I have to admit I got a good chuckle out of the teaser. Check out the trailer over at below.
NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH follows suburban dads form a neighborhood watch group to get time away from their families, only to discover a plot to destroy Earth. The film was written by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Jared Stern with Akiva Shaffer directing. It is set to hit theaters on July 27, 2012.
What do you think of the teaser for NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH?
At today’s press day for the hockey comedy Goon, currently available in VOD and arriving in theaters on March 30th, Collider was able to talk to the film’s producer/co-writer/actor Jay Baruchel after the roundtables and get quick updates on Jay and Seth vs. the Apocalypse, and the How to Train Your Dragon sequel and Cartoon Network animated series. For his responses about each, check out what he had to say after the jump.
For those of you unfamiliar with Jay and Seth vs the Apocalypse, it's a long-gestating project that Baruchel has been working on with Seth Rogen. The film follows the titular Jay and Seth as survivors of, you guessed it, the apocalypse. The duo released a short film featuring the two of them crammed into a tiny apartment, but recent revisions for the feature-length film find them crashing in James Franco's apartment along with Danny McBride, Jonah Hill and Craig Robinson. Check out what Baruchel had to say about the status of Rogen's directorial debut:
Collider: When will you start shooting The Apocalypse movie with Seth Rogen?
Jay Baruchel: At the end of April.
What do you think about Seth Rogen stepping into the director’s role?
Baruchel: It’s gonna be great! He’s a guy I’ve known since I’m 18, so if nothing, we have a shorthand. I’m looking forward to it. It’s going to be a good one.
Now onto a project I'm sure many of you have heard of, How to Train Your Dragon. Not only is there a feature film sequel due ...
Funnyman actor Seth Rogen is taking on hosting duties for the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards, being held in a tent on the beach in Santa Monica on February 25th. To promote the gig, he spoke to members of the press about why he thought it seemed like a fun thing to do.
During the interview, Seth Rogen talked about being as nervous about flubbing or tipping while hosting as he is in any element of his life, that he’s been watching all of the nominated movies in preparation, the hosting advice he’s gotten from Judd Apatow, what films he responded to in 2011 (Take Shelter and Drive) and what he’s looking forward to this year (The Dark Knight Rises), the TV shows he enjoys watching (Breaking Bad, 30 Rock and Parks and Recreation), and that Pineapple Express is his favorite film that he’s done. He also talked about how his directorial debut, The Apocalypse, is coming along, that he’d like to do a Kung Fu Panda 3, that he doesn’t know if there will ever be a Pineapple Express 2, and that he doesn’t think there’s any chance of there ever being a Freaks and Geeks movie. Check out what he had to say after the jump:
Question: Are you nervous about flubbing anything or tripping, or anything else, while hosting?
SETH ROGEN: I guess I’m as worried that I’m going to trip and do something stupid, as I am in any element of my life, which is a pretty constant level ...