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Thursday, March 21st, 2013

Seth Rogen to Direct and Star in a Movie Called 'The Interview'; James Franco May Co-Star

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are getting ready to direct their second movie together. THR reports that Rogen and his longtime writing partner Evan Goldberg have signed on to direct, write, and produce a comedy called The Interview, with Rogen playing one of the two lead roles. James Franco is the top choice for the other main character, but he hasn't become involved officially yet. The Interview follows a good-looking talk show host (Franco, if he signs on) and his producer (Rogen) who accidentally get caught up in a plan to assassinate the prime minister of North Korea. Rogen and Goldberg made their directorial debut with This Is the End a comedy coming out June 14th that stars Rogen, Franco, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, and Craig Robinson as themselves, dealing with the apocalypse. So, I guess the movie about a talk show host trying to assassinate the prime minister of North Korea sounds a little more grounded?