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Alexander Skarsgard and Fresh off the Boat star Randall Park have joined Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron in Lionsgate’s dark comedy, Flarsky.
Jonathan Levine, who directed Rogen in the cancer comedy 50/50, is helming the movie, currently shooting in Montreal.
Rogen is playing Fred Flarsky, a down-on-his-luck journalist who decides to pursue his childhood crush and former babysitter (Theron), who now happens to be the secretary of state and one of the most powerful people on the planet.
While Skarsgard does not portray the photogenic and popular Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, he is playing a prime minister of Canada who is described as “very handsome.” Park will play Flarsky’s boss at the newspaper.
Andy Serkis Ravi Patel and June Diane Raphael are already on the roll call.
Rogen, Evan Goldberg and James Weaver are producing via their Point Grey banner alongside Theron and her Denver and Delilah cohorts Beth Kono and A.J. Dix. Good Universe’s Erin Westerman is executive producing.
Lionsgate is due to open Flarsky on Feb. 8, 2019.
Skarsard is coming off a recent Emmy win for best supporting actor in a limited series or movie for his work in HBO’s Big Little Lies. The former True Blood actor also recently wrapped production on Jeremy Saulnier’s gritty thriller Hold the Dark with Jeffrey Wright and Riley Keough. He is repped by CAA and Hansen Jacobson.
Park worked with Rogen on the former’s Sony comedy, The Interview, and will be seen in the upcoming comedy The Disaster Artist. He also wrapped a role in Ant-Man and the Wasp. He is repped by UTA, Principato-Young Entertainment, and Myman Greenspan.
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