Being a small-scale film in which celebrity friends play themselves and pal around for whatever length of time, it’s already evident that Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg‘s directing debut, The Apocalypse, could prove to be one of the most self-indulgent films of this decade. (As in, Ocean’s 12 indulgent.) Confident as I am this ends up being the case, I’m even more sure it’s also going to be unconscionably fun. And what do you ultimately care about more?
For further evidence on both grounds, look toward a chat Aziz Ansari (you already know where this is going) had with Grantland (via ScreenCrush), wherein it was revealed that he’s the latest mutual friend to join the onscreen end times. Who might he be playing? Aziz Ansari. Just as Seth Rogen will play Seth Rogen, James Franco has been cast as James Franco, Danny McBride can be seen as Danny McBride, Jay Baruchel‘s taking on an awkward Canadian named Jay Baruchel, and Craig Robinson will challenge himself and —
You get the idea, and you probably also know if this aligns with your own comedic taste. Personally, I can’t wait for it to hit on June 14th, 2013.
Watch a trailer for the still-unreleased short — upon which The Apocalypse is more or less based — below:
Do you think Ansari will be a good fit for The Apocalypse?
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