Seth Rogen is making headlines for his poor opinion of Justin Bieber, but when he stopped by Entertainment Weekly Radio on Tuesday, he had nothing but nice things to say about his Neighbors co-star Zac Efron. Asked by EW Morning Live co-hosts Dalton Ross and Jessica Shaw if he had any reservations about working with Efron in the comedy, Rogen explained what it takes to do well in one of his movies: “He’s very self-aware, and that’s almost honestly one of the most important things about doing comedies, is understanding how the audience is receiving you, which he does very well,” Rogen says. “And he was very excited to do it, which meant he would trust us, which is also kinda the most important thing — just to go with the flow, to not second guess every line we throw out there, and to just kinda believe that we know how to make the movies funny at this point and to kinda relinquish some control of your performance into our hands.” Listen to a clip below. READ FULL STORY
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Living next door to Zac Efron sounds like the dream — but in this new, totally NSFW trailer for the upcoming comedy Neighbors, Seth Rogen doesn’t think it’s all it’s cracked up to be.
As previous trailers have revealed, Neighbors revolves around new parents Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne, who move to a neighborhood that’s nice and quiet — until a frat, led by Efron, set up camp next door. Since by now you probably know the movie’s premise, this trailer, naturally, focuses on the hijinks, pranks, and all-out debauchery that follow that ill-fated move.
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Casting Net: Olivia Wilde boards thriller 'Meadowland'; Plus, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen re-team, more
• Olivia Wilde (Drinking Buddies) is set to star in and produce the psychological thriller Meadowland. Reed Morano, the cinematographer on Kill Your Darlings and The Skeleton Twins, will make her directorial debut on the film about a woman who developed a relationship with a neglected boy after her own son disappears. Production will begin this summer, after Wilde gives birth. [Deadline]
Can the making of a bad film make for a good one? That is the question raised by the news — reported by Deadline — that James Franco is to direct an adaptation of The Disaster Artist, actor Greg Sestero’s memoir about his time spent starring in the so-bad-it’s-awesome cult movie The Room.
Funny or Die friends Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, and Dave Franco are bringing their brand of humor to the SXSW Film festival this year in Neighbors, directed by The Muppets scribe Nick Stoller. Neighbors is about a young couple (Rogen and Rose Byrne) who are forced to live next to a fraternity house after the birth of their newborn baby. The comedy joins already announced films including Jon Favreau’s food truck sendup Chef and the much-anticipated premiere of the Veronica Mars movie at this year’s fest. The full lineup includes 68 films from first-time filmmakers, 76 world premieres, 10 North American premieres, and seven U.S. premieres.
Also debuting are Space Station 76, a sci-fi feature starring Patrick Wilson, Matt Bomer, and Liv Tyler; Cesar Chavez, the biopic about the iconic California labor activist from actor/director Diego Luna, starring Michael Pena; and We’ll Never Have Paris, written by The Big Bang Theory star Simon Helberg and starring Helberg and Maggie Gyllenhaal.
As for the choice of Neighbors to premiere at the fest, it’s hardly Rogen’s first time at SXSW, having appeared in Knocked Up in 2007 and Observe and Report in 2009. Comedies are not unusual for the festival, but Head of SXSW Film Janet Pierson says they have to have unique slant to work. “We like stuff that has an edge to it, where you can really feel the hand of the writer/director,” she says. “We try not to go too broad with comedy but we love to include it when we can.”
Space Station 76 is among several films that feature sci-fi and time travel prominently, Pierson points out, noting that Predestination starring Ethan Hawke, and Australian film The Infinite Man have similar elements. “Sometimes you don’t show a film because it has something another film has, but this time we went with it. It’s in the zeitgeist,” she says. Space Station 76 “is really unique, really different, and kind of wonderful,” Pierson adds.
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What goes well with a house full of 50 fraternity brothers? Well, other than booze, hazing, and women … not much.
In the newest trailer for Neighbors, Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne play a quiet married couple who spend their days dressing their daughter up as TV characters for a calendar shoot. But when a fraternity moves in next door, their lives become a lot less about calendars and a lot more about parties, pranks, and one very unfortunate incident involving a condom. With Zac Efron and Dave Franco as neighbors, things are about to get a little crazy.
Watch the latest trailer below:
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It’s fraternity versus family for Zac Efron and Seth Rogen in the new trailer for their upcoming comedy Neighbors.
Following the release of a red-band trailer last month, the latest preview shows a young couple (Rogen and Rose Byrne) trying to remain hip and cool after the birth of their first baby when a frat, led by Efron, moves in next door. A newborn baby and beer pong: What could possibly go wrong?
Looking at the trailer below, plenty. Beware of fireworks and flying balls when the film is released May 9, 2014.
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Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg would like to invite you to a Sausage Party with all their famous friends.
The creative duo have agreed to make an R-rated animated movie “about one sausage’s quest to discover the truth about his existence. After falling out of a shopping cart, our hero sausage and his new friends embark on a perilous journey through the supermarket to get back to their aisles before the 4th of July sale,” according to a release from Sony.
Rogen and Goldberg co-wrote the script (along with Kyle Hunter and Ariel Shaffir) based on a story from the pair and Jonah Hill, who will executive produce. Conrad Vernon (Shrek 2) and Greg Tiernan (Thomas and Friends) will direct.
Sausage Party is a project that Rogen and co. have been trying to get off the ground for years — Rogen and Goldberg were whispering about it at Comic-Con in 2010, and Goldberg once called it a “super dirty mockery of a Pixar movie.” Hill told MTV in 2010 that they envisioned it as something like Shrek, “If Shrek was R-rated, a very hard and aggressive R.”
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Hollywood is cruel.
In the new trailer for The Neighbors, Seth Rogen can’t even play the cool guy anymore. Instead, he stars as a suburban dad (alongside Rose Byrne) as a couple that moves to a nice neighborhood. The problem?
Animal House a fraternity — led by Zac Efron and Dave Franco — move in next door. “Get off my lawn!” Rogen says to the young whippersnappers, no doubt wondering when he was no longer able to play the guy throwing the cool, fun party.
Hijinks between the two groups ensue, and it’s likely viewers can all agree the real loser here is Rogen’s baby, who unintentionally puts a condom in her mouth. Won’t someone please think of the children?
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