Seth Rogen has been on fire lately producing television properties, and he has some fun roles in the works for the big screen. The actor has had success in leading roles where he plays an everyman in over his head, and that looks like it will be the case when he stars in the upcoming “Flarsky”. The dark comedy, to be directed by Jonathan Levine, follows Seth Rogen's Fred Flarsky, an unemployed journalist who decides to strike up a romance with his childhood babysitter and crush. Only now the crush is the current Secretary of State and is played by Charlize Theron. Now, the comedy is adding another name to its already impressive cast. Joining the two leads is performance capture master, Andy Serkis.
It doesn't look like the multi-talented Serkis will be in a mo-cap suit this time around. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actor plays a media mogul who employs Fred Flarsky. Should Seth Rogen's character be successful in his attempt to woo Charlize Theron's character, this will lead to some interesting conflicts between his work and personal life.
It never hurts to add talent, and “Flarsky” is shaping up great with this killer cast. The movie has an interesting premise that is ripe for hilarity as the poorly named Fred Flarsky pursues the physically and socially out of his league Charlize Theron. Television writer Dan Sterling, who also wrote Seth Rogen's highly controversial 2014 film, “The Interview”, is penning the script.
Serkis is coming off his directorial debut “Breathe”, and he can next be seen on the big screen in performance capture as the mysterious Supreme Leader Snoke in December's “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”. After that, he returns to the Marvel universe in February's “Black Panther”.
“Flarsky” is currently shooting in Montreal and is scheduled for a February 8, 2019 release date.