Trio of stars make 'Porno' with Smith

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"Knocked Up" star Seth Rogen, Elizabeth Banks and Jason Mewes have signed on to star in writer-director Kevin Smith's raunchy new comedy "Zack and Miri Make a Porno" for the Weinstein Co. and Dimension Films.

Producer Scott Mosier's feature casts Rogen and Banks in the title roles, childhood friends who ask their buddies to make a porno to get them out of debt. Soon everyone begins having sex with everyone, leading the previously platonic Zack and Miri to re-evaluate their chaste relationship. Longtime Smith ensemble player Mewes ("Dogma") plays a supporting role.

The film marks the most recent of many films Smith and Mosier have made with Bob and Harvey Weinstein, from their 1994 feature debut "Clerks" to "Chasing Amy" and the recent "Clerks II."

"Getting Seth in this flick is like suddenly growing an extra six inches in the crotch," said Smith, who wrote the role especially for Rogen. "And as if that wasn't awesome enough, we scored the comedically and aesthetically gifted Elizabeth, too. Castwise, I'm now extremely well-hung."

Weinstein Co. execs Michael Cole and Carla Gardini will oversee the project. Cole and Eric Roth negotiated the deal on behalf of the Weinstein Co. and Dimension.

Rogen is repped by UTA and Principal Entertainment. Banks ("The 40-Year-Old Virgin") is repped by UTA and Untitled Entertainment. Mewes is repped by Endeavor and Adam Griffin at Kritzer Levine Wilkins Entertainment.

Borys Kit in Los Angeles contributed to this report.
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