Five years after The Interview, producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg re-team with screenwriter Dan Sterling for another story that resembles the current state of political affairs. But this one, Rogen promises, won’t incite hate mail from North Korea.
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Long Shot is styled a romantic comedy in the vein of Knocked Up, though taking place in a different universe than the one we currently live in. It won’t have a Trump-like presidential figure but Alexander Skarsgard stars as a dreamy Canadian Prime Minister and Better Call Saul’s Bob Odenkirk takes over as the President of the USA.
“We wanted to make a movie that acknowledged the political realities we all live in without trying to make too heavy-handed directives. And at the same time make something that’s highly enjoyable and highly entertaining that appeals to as wide an audience as anything I’ve made,” Rogen told EW
Though Rogen said there was no one else he could imaging playing the part (Theron first join the film as a producer before being cast in the film), Theron was humble in discussing her fears over taking the part:
“If anybody knows me from any kind of comedy, it’s probably the darker comedies that I’ve done that are maybe not considered comedies to a lot of people, that maybe are just horror movies. It’s not my play zone. I explored a little bit, but not to the level of working next to Seth Rogen and trying to keep up with that.”
Long Shot will debut in theaters on May 3, 2019. The film also stars O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Straight Outta Compton), Andy Serkis (Black Panther), June Diane Raphael(Forgetting Sarah Marshall), Ravi Patel (Master of None), and Randall Park (The Interview) and is directed by Jonathan Levine.
Synopsis: He’s a hard-hitting political writer with a talent for trouble. She’s the country’s top diplomat with a talent for…well, everything. When Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen) reunites with his first crush who also happens to be the current US Secretary of State, Charlotte Field (Charlize Theron), he charms her with his self-deprecating humor and his memories of her youthful idealism. As she prepares to make a surprise run for the Oval Office, Charlotte hires Fred to punch up her campaign speeches and their unmistakable chemistry leads to a round-the-world affair. But Fred’s carefree indiscretions, past and present, could bring down her campaign before it even begins. The film redefines “international relations” with a profane, funny and unexpected love.