On the third day of shooting political comedy The Interview, Vancouver’s own Seth Rogen and pal James Franco filmed on Homer Street near the Vancouver Public Library dressed as New York. It’s an early scene in the film about a hotshot Manhattan talk-show host (Franco) and his producer (Rogen), who somehow get entangled in a plot to kill [North Korean leader Kim Jon un]. Huh? How does that happen? Blame Lizzy Caplan’s femme fatale CIA agent, who seduces Franco’s New York broadcaster into the assassination plot.
Seth Rogen is a triple threat in this movie: producing and co-directing The Interview with childhood friend and longtime collabprator Evan Goldberg as well as starring in it with fellow Freaks & Geeks alumni James Franco and Lizzy Caplan.
The Interview is expected to shoot all over with various locations doubling as China as the pair make their way to North Korea. In fact, Seth Rogen has already been spotted scouting the Richmond Night Market. Shooting of the film started two days ago in non-descript could-be-anywhere office space above a Lululemon office on West 1st Avenue near the Burrard Bridge.
Seth Rogen walking down Homer Street to set.
The Interview films in and around Vancouver until late December.