Universal, deciding they can ignore the cries of the masses no more, is about to close on a pitch that would team hearthrob Zac Efron up with, uh, everyman Seth Rogen for an untitled R-rated comedy that Deadline claims has “the tone of Old School.” Hmm. Interesting.
The plot is as follows:
Rogen plays a regular guy who lives near an alpha male fraternity house. Efron is a member of the fraternity, whose raucous behavior wreaks havoc on the other guy’s family life.
Of course, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg will serve as producers of the project, which was scripted by Andrew Cohen and Brendan O’Brien. It’s thought that Rogen will be making a cool $8 million for this project, which seems like an awful lot of money to act like yourself, but I’m just a writer.
It’s nice to see Efron bust out of the pretty-boy mold with both this and The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman. Maybe this hope for this guy yet.