Posted on Friday, June 1st, 2012 by Angie Han
Having established himself as an in-demand actor, writer, and producer, Seth Rogen is now moving into directing. Or co-directing, to be more exact, with frequent collaborator Evan Goldberg. The pair recently began shooting their first directorial effort together, the apocalyptic comedy The End of the World. And while it remains to be seen just how they’ll do in their newfound role as co-helmers, it appears that their past work has allowed them to call in some favors and collect quite a cast.
Among the various stars set to populate the upcoming movie are Rogen himself, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Aziz Ansari, Rihanna, and many, many more. Check out the first set photos after the jump.
Expanded from the 2007 short film Jay and Seth Vs. The Apocalypse, written by Rogen and Goldberg and directed by Jason Stone, The End of the World sees Rogen, Jay Baruchel, and many of their Hollywood pals attending a party at Franco’s pad when the apocalypse hits.
Said friends include, in addition to the actors named above, Paul Rudd, Danny McBride, Emma Watson, David Krumholtz, Martin Starr, Mindy Kaling, and Craig Robinson. The roster is star-studded enough to rival any crappy ensemble romcom, and no doubt funny enough to handily beat any of them in the comedy department.
It’s unclear what exactly is going on in these pictures, though all the surprised mugging suggest we’ve caught the characters right at the beginning of the end. We also don’t really know where the plotline goes from here, though it sounds like terrible fates will befall at least some of your favorite pop culture figures — Screen Crush promises that “not all the celebrities pictured here will survive the attack on Earth.” Uh-oh. Think Cera at least makes it long enough to enjoy his apparent flirtation with Rihanna?
The End of the World is scheduled to open June 14, 2013.