EXCLUSIVE: Dave Franco and Christopher Mintz-Plasse, who’ve developed chemistry in a popular series of Funny Or Die web videos, are joining forces onscreen. They’re joining Universal Pictures‘ Nicholas Stoller-directed comedy Townies, the upcoming Seth Rogen and Zac Efron comedy that will also star Rose Byrne. Efron plays a frat president and Franco plays his best pal and vice president. Pic is produced by Rogen, Evan Goldberg and James Weaver for Point Grey Pictures and Good Universe’s Joe Drake and Nathan Kahane are exec producers with Andrew Cohen and Brendan O’Brien. GU’s Matt Leonetti and Nicole Brown are co-producers.
Franco is coming off Warm Bodies and has Now You See Me coming out in May from Summit. Mintz-Plasse just wrapped Kick Ass 2 and worked with Rogen in Superbad. Franco is repped by CAA and Miles Levy at James Levy Management, and Mintz-Plasse is repped by UTA and Principato Young.
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Christopher Mintz-Plasse was on hand today for Focus Feature’s ParaNorman panel in Hall H but broke some news of his own. Making fans happy, he said Kick-Ass 2 should start shooting in September. In his words: “You heard it from me first, and now I’m probably gonna get my butt kicked.” Deadline reported earlier that Universal Pictures was stepping in to finance the film with Jeff Wadlow directing his script. Matthew Vaughn directed the 2010 original. Read More »
EXCLUSIVE: After Deadline revealed that Universal Pictures was stepping in to finance Kick-Ass 2 with Jeff Wadlow directing his script, the big question was whether the original Kick-Ass cast of Aaron Johnson, Chloe Moretz and Christopher Mintz-Plasse, among … Read More »
EXCLUSIVE: In his first major TV gig, Super Bad co-star Christopher Mintz-Plasse has been tapped as one of the two leads of CBS’ comedy pilot Friend Me. Written by Alan Kirschenbaum and Ajay Sahgal, Friend Me centers on twenty-something best … Read More »