The apparently small group of us who watched and adored Judd Apatow's brilliant Freaks and Geeks and, to a lesser degree, Undeclared, his attempt at mainstreaming (you could tell because Charlie Hunnam was in it, and he's prettier than the entire cast of Freaks and Geeks put together -- minus James Franco, of course), would never argue with Apatow's clear belief that frequent supporting lunk Seth Rogen is a comedy genius. Despite his laconic, witty presence in films like The 40 Year Old Virgin and Anchorman, however, Rogen is yet to match the success achieved by many less talented actors and comedians.

Not content to rely on a starring role in the currently-filming Knocked Up to make the world wake up to Rogen's genius, Apatow is trying again (Erik may not be so happy about the news), this time with Super Bad, a "high school themed comedy." Rogen is currently writing the screenplay with Evan Goldberg and will also play a role in the film, which Apatow has agreed to produce. The film will be directed by frequent Undeclared director Greg Mottola, and "revolves around two co-dependent high school seniors who set out to score alcohol for a party, believing that girls will then hook up with them and they will be ready for college. But as the night grows more chaotic, overcoming their separation anxiety becomes a greater challenge than getting the girls." The boys will be played by Jonah Hill and Arrested Development's wonderful Michael Cera; Columbia hopes to have the film in production this fall.
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