You might have noticed Erik Davis' post the other day, which said that the stars of Kevin Smith's upcoming flick, Zack & Miri Make a Porno, had been cast. There were previously false rumors about Jason Bateman taking on Zack, and Rosario Dawson had declined the starring role as Miri. But then the question was finally answered: the platonic friends who will make a porno together -- Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks. Erik thinks they're excellent choices, some of you might be groaning, and others are probably plotting a way to become the next Seth. If you're wondering how it all came to be, Kevin Smith has shared the story over at SilentBobSpeaks.

While talking with Harvey Weinstein in 2005, the following, excellent exchange occurred when Kevin said he had an idea for a movie called Zack and Miri Make a Porno:

"Done. I'm making that movie."
"Don't you wanna know what it's about first?" I asked.
He replied "I thought the title said it all."
"Well it doesn't."
"Fine. What's it about?"
"It's a meditation on the Holocaust."
He stared at me blankly for a beat.
"Alright," I relented. "The title says it all."


A few days later, when they talked again, Smith brought up The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Rogen's delivery of "F*CK YOU!," and said he wanted to cast him in the porno. The two later met. Kevin went fanboy for him, and vice versa. While things looked bleak with Rogen's rise in fame, he loved the script and has been set on doing it, from the beginning murmurs to the final, signed deal. Banks came later, resting at the top of the possible casting list. She read, and the deal was made. So, the lucky actress will get to wrap herself around Rogen's funny, curvy body, and we'll all get to see it some time next year.

(Of course, there's tons more detail over at Kevin's site.)
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