A romance story starring Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron is already an unusual premise to begin with. But that is what the pair are going for with the title Flarsky. The upcoming comedy will focus on Rogen's romantic pursuit of Theron, as the 34-year old partners up with director Jonathan Levine. A man who worked on The Night Before and 50/50 with him.
Variety offered a brief synopsis with Seth Rogen essentially playing a Seth Rogen role, reverting very much to type:
"Rogen will play an unemployed journalist, battered by his own misfortune and self-destructive ways, who endeavors to pursue Theron’s character — who was his childhood crush and babysitter and now happens to be one of the most powerful and unattainable women on earth."
Love or Lust? Rampaging Rogen Not Exactly A Romantic
Flarksy will see the two lead stars Rogen and Theron produce the movie behind the scenes. Working off the script written by Dan Sterling, the same individual who developed the James Franco-Rogen comedy The Interview. Production will be underway in August, but there is very little else known about the project including the remainder of the cast, location or a release date.
How they will manage to make the plot anything less creepy than one guy's pursuit of a former crush will be interesting to see. The trio will have their hands full in the coming months. Seeing Theron star in Fate of the Furious and Atomic Blonde. Leaving Rogen to reunite with James Franco on Zeroville, as director Levine fronts up for the Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn comedy Snatched, which debuts on May 20.
Small Screen Seth Doubling His Duties With TV Gig
The television pilot Singularity has scored Damon Wayans Jr. in the lead part of the FX futuristic comedy series. Rogen will be working alongside Evan Goldberg as an executive producer on the program. All while they attempt to bring Sonny Lee's talents from Silicon Valley to their production.
The subplot to the show takes place in a world where artificial intelligence has trumped human intelligence, transforming the way in which society go about their everyday lives. Inspired by the tone of his 2013 feature This Is the End, an ensemble buddy flick that packed as many of his friends into the mix from Danny McBride to Franco, Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson and Michael Cera to name a few, Wayans' character Doug will act as one of the few in the future who enjoy the reliance on AI.