Oscar winner Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen are set to star together in a comedy titled Flarsky.
The worldwide rights to the comedy have been picked up by Lionsgate, which will release the film under its Summit Entertainment label.
The film will find Rogen playing an unemployed, self-destructive and down-on-his-luck journalist who decides to chase after his childhood crush and babysitter (Theron), who is now one of the world’s most powerful and unattainable women.
Flarsky originates from a Black List (annual list of Hollywood’s best unproduced scripts) screenplay by Dan Sterling, who penned the controversial 2014 Rogen and James Franco comedy The Interview.
Cameras on the comedy, which is to be produced by Theron, Beth Kono and A.J. Dix via their Denver & Delilah banner and Rogen, Evan Goldberg and James Weaver via their Point Grey banner, are expected to start rolling towards the end of the year.
“We are thrilled to be in business with Point Grey Pictures, Denver and Delilah Films and Good Universe on Flarsky,” Jason Constantine, president, acquisitions and co-production for Lionsgate, said in a statement.
“Jonathan Levine is the perfect director to bring Dan Sterling’s hysterical screenplay to the big screen with our two very talented stars, Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen.”
Up next for Theron is The Fate of the Furious, which will see her playing the franchise’s big new villain, and Atomic Blonde, which finds the actress kicking all sorts of ass for John Wick director David Leitch.
Rogen will next be seen playing Sandy Schklair, the script supervisor and self-proclaimed director of Tommy Wiseau’s infamous The Room, in Franco’s The Disaster Artist.