"The Script Pile" is a biweekly column on Splitsider that takes a look at the screenplays for high-profile movie and TV comedies that never made it to the screen.
Just prior to Judd Apatow rising to power as one of the most successful writer/director/producers in comedy, he was working with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg to write a movie called The Long D, an unproduced screenplay that I'll be look at this week.
Written in the summer of 2005, in between The 40 Year-Old Virgin's production and release, The Long D is based on an idea by Rogen and childhood friend/writing partner Evan Goldberg, who were just coming off [...]
Seth Rogen and his writing partner Evan Goldberg are set to tackle their first holiday movie. In an interview with Collider, director Jonathan Levine (50/50, Warm Bodies) let a few details slip about the mysterious new project:
I’m just finishing a script that I’m hoping to shoot in the next few months. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are producing it, and that’s a Christmas party movie, or a Christmas movie for stoners. I probably shouldn’t even be talking about it. It doesn’t have a name. It may never happen, so we’ll see.
This is just one of many projects Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg have in development. Following the [...]
The first trailer for Aziz Ansari's new standup special Buried Alive is up, in which he and Seth Rogen brainstorm the most innovative ways to release the new hour. Spoiler alert: Buried Alive premieres November 1 on Netflix.
Here's the brand new trailer for the movie Neighbors, a new comedy out May 9, 2014. Completely unrelated to the 1981 Dan Aykroyd-John Belushi bomb that shares the same name, Neighbors stars Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne as a couple with a new baby whose lives are ruined when a fraternity house (led by Zac Efron) moves in next door to them. Directed by Nicholas Stoller (Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get Him to the Greek), the movie features a supporting cast that includes Dave Franco, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Lisa Kudrow, Jake Johnson, Ike Barinholtz, Jason Mantzoukas, Brian Huskey, Bobby Moynihan, and Jerrod Carmichael.
Although it won't be airing until Monday, September 2nd, Comedy Central held its Roast of James Franco last night in Los Angeles. Aziz Ansari, Bill Hader, Jonah Hill, Nick Kroll, Natasha Leggero, Jeff Ross, Andy Samberg, Sarah Silverman, and roast master Seth Rogen were all on hand to make jokes at Franco's expense, with most of them busting his balls over poorly-received Oscar-hosting performance with Anne Hathaway, his poetry and paintings, and the fact that he occasionally plays gay characters.
Jeff Ross showed up dressed as Franco's Spring Breakers character with a gold tooth grill and dreadlocks, according to USA Today. Onstage, Ross said, "The academy should have [...]