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Jonah Hill and James Franco join Jay and Seth vs. The Apocalypse

09.15.2011
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We've all been anxiously awaiting the full-length JAY AND SETH VS. THE APOCALYPSE film that has been in the works ever since Jay Baruchel and Seth Rogen put together their short film in 2008. It looks as if all that waiting will finally pay off as filming is set to begin in February. Rogen will make his directorial debut (with frequent collaborator Evan Goldberg co-directing) and has signed up some familiar faces to join the cast.

Jonah Hill and James Franco are set to join JAY AND SETH VS. THE APOCALYPSE which, with their addition, won't be using that name any longer. The film's original focus was just on Baruchel and Rogen but as they were writing the script, the expanded the scope of the film and involved other characters, necessitating a title change (it will now just be THE APOCALYPSE).

In the film, Rogen, Baruchel, Franco and Hill will all be playing themselves; actors who get stuck in the same house together as the apocalypse is raining down outside. The longer they spend together, the more they realize they don't like each other all that much. The film is described as a horror-comedy that Rogen adds is "very strange."

Considering the ambitious scope of the film, I'd imagine a studio must be involved but there's no word yet on who's funding the project (I'll guess Sony Pictures, where Rogen has set up many of his films with Goldberg).

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9:48PM on 09/15/2011
Also, maybe just go Super Meta and retitle it "The Apatow Crew vs. The Apocalypse"
Also, maybe just go Super Meta and retitle it "The Apatow Crew vs. The Apocalypse"
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9:45PM on 09/15/2011
Sounds pretty brilliant if they're playing themselves. The question is, will be it one of those "James Franco as James Franco type deals or "James Franco as Himself"? If they're playing "themselves" and the film is written to be as close to their actual personalities as possible, that'd be brilliant!
Sounds pretty brilliant if they're playing themselves. The question is, will be it one of those "James Franco as James Franco type deals or "James Franco as Himself"? If they're playing "themselves" and the film is written to be as close to their actual personalities as possible, that'd be brilliant!
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5:12PM on 09/15/2011
Fingers crossed for a December 21, 2012 release date!
Fingers crossed for a December 21, 2012 release date!
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3:13PM on 09/15/2011

Ohhhhh...I don't know....

I think that all the actors associated with this flick have talent (especially Franco), but this might be a bit overdone.
I think that all the actors associated with this flick have talent (especially Franco), but this might be a bit overdone.
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10:01AM on 09/15/2011
I pray there's a scene where Jonah decides to finally try and kill Jay over the pubes he keeps leaving all over the toilet seat.
I pray there's a scene where Jonah decides to finally try and kill Jay over the pubes he keeps leaving all over the toilet seat.
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9:58AM on 09/15/2011

sounds cool...

but IMO they should keep the original title
but IMO they should keep the original title
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2:17PM on 09/15/2011
definitely agree
definitely agree
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9:57AM on 09/15/2011
i like these guys...but i feel like they are toeing the line of over exposure.
i like these guys...but i feel like they are toeing the line of over exposure.
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