Seth Rogen, Anna Faris attend event

HOLLYWOOD — Monday night’s preem of Warner Bros.’ “Observe and Report” at the Chinese Theater carried a surreal feel for director-writer Jody Hill.

“Having a premiere at the Chinese has been a lifelong obsession for me, but I didn’t expect it this quickly,”  an amazed Hill noted at the jammed after-party, held at Falcon. “My mom had tears in her eyes when we walked in.”

Producer Donald De Line admitted that “Observe and Report,” with its blend of offbeat comedy and tragedy, is far darker than any of his previous films. 

“I think everyone feels it’s very much a film of this time, and once I saw ‘The Foot Fist Way,’ I knew Jody (who wrote and directed ‘Foot’) had the vision to make this film very relatable.”

The preem scene included cast members Anna Faris, Seth Rogen, Michael Pena, Danny McBride and Ray Liotta; Warner Bros.’ Jeff Robinov, Kevin McCormick, Dan Fellman and Sue Kroll; as well as guests Jonah Hill and Cheryl Hines.

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