Seth Rogen will be making his directorial debut, alongside Evan Goldberg, for the apocalyptic comedy This is the End. In fact, Rogen’s already getting some early rave reviews from Columbia that they have given him the go ahead for another comedy project that will involve political satire.
Like some of the heavy hitting people in the business, Rogen has built a network of comedians, which he generally gravitates towards for some of his projects. So it’s not such a surprise to hear that James Franco will be starring in Rogen’s new film, The Interview.
Thanks in part to Columbia falling in love with the script for This is the End, the studio has green lit another one of his scripts that involves an interviewer getting wrapped up in a plot to assassinate a North Korean dictator.
THR reports that Rogen will produce, star, and direct the film. The Daily Show with John Stewart writer Dan Sterling will pen the script. The trade adds that the production budget for The Interview will be around $30 million.
Hereâ€™s how THR describes the film:
A topical comedy, the story revolves around a handsome talk show host (potentially Franco) and his producer (Rogen) who find themselves in way over their heads when they get involved in a plot to assassinate the prime minister of North Korea.