Seth Rogen has signed on to star in the comedy Observe and Report for Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures, says Variety.
The movie, which will be directed by Jody Hill, begins shooting in April, marking Rogen’s next project after he wraps Kevin Smith’s Zack & Miri Make a Porno for The Weinstein Company.
Observe and Report centers on Ronnie Barnhardt, a deluded, self-important head of mall security who squares off in a turf war against the local cops. Hill wrote the screenplay.
Donald De Line is producing; Andrew Haas and Marty Ewing executive produce.
Columbia Pictures also has Kevin James-starrer Mall Cop (tentative title) in pre-production, but that is expected to be more family-friendly.
“It will definitely go to the edge,” De Line said about “Observe”. “We love (Hill’s) sensibility.”