Randall Park and Timothy Simons have signed on to join Seth Rogen and James Franco in the Sony comedy The Interview. The film revolves around handsome talk-show host (Franco) and his producer (Rogen) who find themselves in way over their heads when they get involved in a crazy plot to assassinate the prime minister of North Korea.
Lizzy Caplan is also confirmed as a cast member. Caplan will play Agen Lacey, a hot, cleave-showing CIA agent who wants the host to assassinate the prime minister. The Interview reunites her with both Rogen and Franco, with whom she appeared in the cult TV series Freaks & Geeks more than a decade ago. She also appeared with Franco in 127 Hours. Park will play the prime minister and Simons will play opposite of Caplan as her partner and fellow CIA agent.
Principal photography is scheduled to begin in Vancouver later this week (October 10th) through December 20th. Vancouver will stand in for New York and North Korea.
The Interview reunites Seth Rogern and Evan Goldberg as a writing and directing team. The Interview marks a follow up to the summer horror-comedy mash-up This Is The End. The pair are also producing with their Grey Point Pictures colleague James Weaver. Shawn Williamson and Dan Sterling are executive producing.
Park recently appeared in The Five-Year Engagement and plays a supporting role in the Rogen-toplined comedy Neighbors. Simons broke onto the scene two years ago with the HBO show Veep, which marked his first acting credit. The Interview casting follows a busy summer for the actor, who shot major roles in Paul Thomas Anderson‘s Inherent Vice, Ivan Reitman‘s Draft Day and the indie comedy Flock of Dudes.
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Source: Hollywood Reporter