Seth Rogen made for a very funny police officer in Superbad. And though his mall cop in Observe And Report was less effective at arresting our funny bones, he’s clearly decided that he needs to get back into uniform, signing on to co-star with Kevin Hart in a new, untitled comedy film.
So far very little is known about the pic, which writer Rodney Rothman pitched to Paramount. But we do know that Rothman is describing it as the first interracial police pairing in law enforcement history. Which sounded like a joke on your typical police pairing, but actually refers to the film being set in a post-World War II jazz era, and has the pair investigating a drugs ring.
According to Variety, it’s an idea that Rothman has been cooking up in his brain for a few years now, and has had a connection with Rogen since they worked together on Judd Apatow’s college comedy series Undeclared.
Rothman’s also been busy working with Apatow, and he’s one of the producers on The Five-Year Engagement, which, not-so-coincidentally, boasts Hart among its cast.
Rogen was last seen in 50/50 and co-wrote Neighborhood Watch, which will be out on August 29. Hart has both Engagement and Think Like A Man seeing released on June 22. It’s a Hart attack!