'Apocalypse' Now for Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel
Rogen will co-write, produce and star in the end-of-the-world comedy
According to Variety, Mandate Pictures is going to produce the comedy, which reunites the "Undeclared" and "Knocked Up" co-stars.
"Jay and Seth" has already had an amusing history. The project was first written as a story by Evan Goldberg and Jason Stone. Rogen and Goldberg then turned it into a short. A trailer for the short became a YouTube sensation last summer. And now the film will be written and produced by Rogen and Goldberg.
The title is just about as self-explanatory as you might imagine. In the wake of some apocalyptic event, Seth and Jay handle the disaster in the only way they know how, by sitting around and complaining about the end of the world. Presumably in the feature version they'll do a little more than that.
Mandate hopes to have "Jay and Seth" ready to shoot next year, though that would depend on the schedules of its very very busy stars.
Baruchel has the comedy "Tropic Thunder" opening later this summer, plus the comedies "She's Out of My League" and "Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist" upcoming. He's also a voice in DreamWorks Animation's "How to Train Your Dragon."
This year alone, Rogen has been heard in "The Spiderwick Chronicles," "Horton Hears a Who" and "Kung Fu Panda." He'll be back in front of the camera for the late-summer comedy "Pineapple Express," plus Kevin Smith's "Zack and Miri Make a Porno." He's currently shooting "Observe and Report," while he and Goldberg have been writing "The Green Hornet" for Sony.