Seth Rogen and Zac Efron are set to come together for a currently untitled comedy picture from Universal Pictures according to The Hollywood Reporter.
There are few known details about the project thus far, but it is believed that the project began as a pitch from writers, Andrew Cohen and Brendan O’Brien, who served as co-producers on Funny People and sold the pitch The Best Thing About Pam Rooney to Universal last year.
The new project, which Rogen’s producing partner Evan Goldberg assembled, will pit Rogen, playing an average guy, against Efron’s frat boy.
Rogen was last seen in 2011’s The Green Hornet and has been filming My Mother’s Curse opposite Barbra Streisand.
Zac Efron (who shot to fame through the High School Musical pictures) can next be seen in New Year’s Eve which is due out later this year opposite Robert de Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Ashton Kutcher and Hilary Swank.
This sounds like an interesting prospect? I mean, Rogen and Efron are coming from completely different spheres of film (and by the sounds of it, Efron is the one coming out of his safety zone of tweeny romance?). In my head, this could go a few ways, either Efron could be out of his depth with some of comedies biggest names of the moment or Rogen could embarrass himself starring against one of Disney’s finest? But personally, I think this could work and the two could have a dynamic which they could play against each other… hopefully a film with a more adult edge.