Despite its unfortunate and hopefully-soon-to-be-changed title, the Lionsgate action-comedy Flarsky, starring Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron, keeps adding to its interesting cast.
Already on board to co-star is Andy Serkis, O’Shea Jackson Jr., June Diane Raphael and Ravi Patel, all playing unknown roles. Now joining them is Alexander Skarsgard from True Blood and Randall Park from Fresh Off the Boat.
What we do know about the movie is that Rogen will play a political journalist who is trying to hook up with his old babysitter, played by Theron, who is now a government agent of some kind.
Flarsky‘s screenplay is written by Dan Sterling, who wrote the 2014 comedy The Interview which Rogen starred in and co-directed. Rogen is reuniting with his 50/50 and The Night Before director Jonathan Levine for the project.
Repped by CAA and Hansen Jacobson, the Sweden-born Skarsgard first got attention on HBO shows Generation Kill and True Blood, as well as appearing in indies like Lars von Trier’s Melancholia and studio movies like Battleship. He recently teamed with Moon director Duncan Jones for its thematic sequel Mute, which will stream on Netflix in 2018. He is currently filming The Kill Team with cinematographer-turned-director Dan Krauss
With UTA and Principato-Young Entertainment, Randall Park was actually one of the stand-outs in The Interview, playing North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, a role and movie that reportedly led to distributor Sony being hacked. (North Korea was never implicated nor did it take full responsibility for the hack.)
Despite being a mainstay in R-rated comedies from Rogen and Judd Apatow, Park only started to get more recognition when he was cast as a lead in the ABC sit-com Fresh Off the Boat, but he also recently scored a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent role in Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and the Wasp, due out next summer. Park previously appeared in Levine’s Snatched, starring Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn.
Other than the fun premise and awful title, it’s hard to say much more about Flarksy until we have a chance to see some kind of trailer and maybe learn more about all these subsidiary roles being cast.
This casting was initially reported by The Hollywood Reporter.
Edward Douglas | East Coast Editor