Lionsgate handled distribution on two previous Levine films — “50/50,” which starred Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and “Warm Bodies.”
Rogen will play an unemployed journalist named Fred Flarsky, battered by his own misfortune and self-destructive ways, who endeavors to pursue Theron’s character — his childhood crush and babysitter, who now happens to be one of the most powerful and unattainable women on earth. The script is written by veteran comedy scribe Dan Sterling.
Rogen’s Point Grey Pictures, Theron’s Denver and Delilah Films, and Good Universe are the production companies. The movie is currently in pre-production.
Producers are Point Grey principals Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and James Weaver, alongside Denver and Delilah’s Theron, Beth Kono, and A.J. Dix. Sterling will also executive produce alongside Good Universe’s Nathan Kahane and Joe Drake. Alex McAtee is overseeing the project for Point Grey and Erin Westerman for Good Universe.
“Flarsky” is the third title to be dated on Feb. 8, 2019, joining Warner Bros.’ “The Lego Movie 2” and Sony’s actioner “Silver and Black,” directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood.