This Is The End (Columbia Pictures)

Opening June 12th, This Is The End continues the collaboration between Pineapple Express writing team Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, as both of them co-direct the apocalyptic comedy featuring their colleagues James Franco, Jay Baruchel, Craig Robinson, Jonah Hill, and Danny McBride.

The draw for This Is The End stems from the innate bond among the actors, as most of them have worked together in previous projects.  “I think we all kind of went to the same moviemaking college in a sense,” says Rogen. “The first movies, especially comedies, were together.  I think Pineapple Express was the first comedy Franco was in as a movie.  Freaks and Geeks was the first show he was in. Undeclared was the first thing Jay really did.  Superbad was the first movie Jonah had a big part in.  Pineapple Express was the first thing Craig had a big part in and with Danny that was the first big movie he was in.  Luckily a lot of us have whatever styles we have due to working with one another in a lot of ways.  So it all feels similar stylistically and there’s not a lot of conflict there.”

The celebrity filled party thrown at This Is The End is inspired by a previous shindig thrown by Rogen, a get together which featured such unexpected guests as directors Quentin Tarantino and David O. Russell. Click on the media bar and listen to Rogen talk about the “organic” party atmosphere behind This Is The End:

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