Last September, Movieweb was invited to the Brooklyn, New York set of Sony's 'Untitled Xmas 2015' release. Almost a year later, we have a great title for what looks to be an absolutely hilarious film. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, and Anthony Mackie star in the holiday comedy - The Night Before. Directed by Jonathan Levine (50/50,Warm Bodies), who also co-wrote with Producer Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen. This article will have a fair amount of spoilers. I won't give too much away, but will give a heads up for anything too revealing. Also, since Movieweb is a family friendly website of wholesome entertainment, all the cursing and drug references will be starred out. You'll see below in the interview that Seth Rogen couldn't care less if we wrote about the plot. His thoughts were, "No one comes to see our movies for the surprises." That's as rare a statement as seeing a unicorn prancing through your living room. But the almighty Sony team made sure we were all under embargo until this very day. It's surreal to think that a few weeks later, the entire brouhaha surrounding the release of The Interview would become the biggest Hollywood story of 2014.
The Night Before is the tale of three best friends who have spent Christmas Eve together since childhood. The cast will fill in the details why. The tradition comes to an end as adult responsibilities take hold. Seth Rogen's Isaac is married and about to have his first child. His wife (Jillian Bell) gives him a gift bag of narcotics to get the partying out of his system before the youngster arrives. Along with Ethan (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and Chris (Anthony Mackie ), now a superstar professional football player, the trio decide to make their last Christmas Eve together epic. And find the infamous 'Nutcracker Ball', the greatest Christmas party in the city.Read More
Seth Rogen is hard at work shooting the pilot for his new AMC TV series Preacher, which is based on the iconic cult comic book of the same name. Working alongside co-director Evan Goldberg, the producer/director is making sure to keep fans updated with photos from the set. Yesterday we got to see a pair of Russian nuns speaking with a police officer as ambulances awaited in the background. Today's photo is slightly more action-packed, as it teases a helicopter crash.
Aside for the main story in the comic books, little is known about the plot of the pilot. At some point, we're guessing a helicopter meets its fiery fate after crashing into the cold ground. We're not sure if this is a continuation of the scene that was shown off yesterday. That particular moment in the show takes place in Russia. But a crashed helicopter would certain explain the need for ambulances and nuns.Read More
Last week, production began on AMC's Preacher, and we've already gotten our first look at series star Dominic Cooper on the set. Shooting is still going strong on the pilot episode, and last night Seth Rogen, who is co-directing the pilot episode with Evan Goldberg, sent out the latest photo. Unfortunately, this image was taken from afar, so it isn't ultimately clear who is featured, but it appears to show two nuns chatting with a cop as an ambulance looks on.
We can also see plenty of snow on the ground, and Texas isn't exactly known for its winter climate. The vehicles seen in the background feature Russian words, so it seems this particular scene is set somewhere in Russia, but it isn't known how this scene fits into the overall story line. How could this Russian church be connected to a small town Texas Preacher? We'll have to wait and see.Read More
Just eight months after a report revealed that a sequel to last year's surprise comedy hit Neighbors may not come to fruition, Universal Pictures is moving forward with the sequel, setting a May 13, 2016 release date. Neighbors 2 will go up against Paramount's Friday the 13th reboot next May. Original Neighbors stars Seth Rogen, Zac Efron and Rose Byrne are all set to return for the follow-up.
The original Neighbors centered on Mac (Seth Rogen) and Kelly Radner (Rose Byrne), who move into their first house together with their newborn child. Shortly thereafter, a raucous fraternity moves in next door, making their lives a living hell as this suburban couple goes to war with these hard-partying college kids, lead by Teddy (Zac Efron). Neighbors was one of the biggest comedy hits of 2014, taking in $150 million at the domestic box office and over $268 million worldwide, from just an $18 million production budget.Read More
http://movieweb.com/interview-movie-sony-hack-terrorist-attack/Earlier today, it was reported that the Sony hacker group known as the Guardians of Peace (G.O.P.), who are responsible for leaking thousands of documents, emails and films from within the studio, issued a warning to all theaters set to show The Interview on Christmas day. They have threatened a terrorist attack while evoking 9/11 in their statement. In light of these events, the movie's stars James Franco and Seth Rogen have canceled all planned media appearances and interviews.
BuzzFeed confirmed that the duo pulled out of a planned appearance on Tuesday, where the actors were set to talk about the Sony hack and their controversial film. Representatives for James Franco and Seth Rogen have not yet issued an official statement. The pair have also canceled upcoming appearances on Watch What Happens Live, Late Night With Seth Meyers, and The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, as well an interview with Yahoo.Read More