Christopher Mintz-Plasse And Dave Franco Join Seth Rogen In Townies

Seth Rogen helped Christopher Mintz-Plasse get his big break when the young actor was cast as McLovin in Superbad, and now, six years later the two are set to reunite - and Dave Franco is coming along for the ride as well.

According to Deadline, both Mintz-Plasse and Franco are the latest actors set to join the cast of Townies, the new comedy from Forgetting Sarah Marshall director Nicholas Stoller. In the film, which was scripted by Andrew J. Cohen and Brendan O'Brien, Rogen will play a mild-mannered whose life starts being destroyed by the members of a local frat house. And, of course, the only solution is all out war. The latest report doesn't mention what role Mintz-Plasse will be playing, but Franco will be playing the vice president of the fraternity and best friends with Zach Efron's character - the movie's central antagonist. Rose Byrne joined the cast last week as Rogen's wife.

The film doesn't currently have a release date and the site doesn't mention when filming is scheduled to start, but considering how serious they are getting about casting presumably production will be starting fairly soon.

Both Mintz-Plasse and Franco have already been on the big screen in 2013, starring in Movie 43 and Warm Bodies, respectively. The film actually won't be the first time that the two have worked together, as they previously joined forces on Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's Funny or Die. You can watch an example of their work together below, but be warned that it's not exactly safe for work.

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