Long Shot: Seth Rogen, Charlize Theron Comedy Gets New Title


Long Shot: Seth Rogen, Charlize Theron SXSW Comedy Gets New Title

Long Shot: Seth Rogen/Charlize Theron comedy gets new title

The Seth Rogen/Charlize Theron comedy set to premiere at SXSW this year now has a new title. The film, once titled Flarsky, will be titled Long Shot. It was first set to premiere on February 8, but test audiences evidently compared the film favorably to Rogen’s earlier smash-hit comedy Knocked Up.

With the studio sensing a hit on their hands, the release date was pushed back to a more competitive release date, May 3. Lionsgate then “untitled” the movie, before it was given its new title Long Shot.

In the movie, Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen), an unemployed journalist battered by his own misfortune, endeavors to pursue his childhood crush and babysitter who now happens to be one of the most powerful and unattainable women on the planet (Charlize Theron). In the film, Theron’s character is the Secretary of State and is attempting a run for President of the United States. The Interview‘s Dan Sterling wrote the script. Jonathan Levine, who previously worked with Rogen on 50/50 and The Night Before, directed.

A Point Grey, Denver & Delilah and Good Universe production, Flarsky will be produced by A.J. Dix, Evan Goldberg, Beth Kono, and James Weaver alongside Rogen and Theron. Sterling will serve as executive producer alongside Joe Drake and Nathan Kahane. Alex McAtee will be overseeing for Point Grey with Erin Westerman doing so for Good Universe.

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