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Opposites attract, or do they?

Published:Wednesday | May 15, 2019 | 12:17 AM
Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen are an odd couple in ‘Long Shot’.
Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen are an odd couple in ‘Long Shot’.

Charlotte Field (Academy Award winner Charlize Theron) is one of the most influential women in the world. Smart, sophisticated, and accomplished, she’s a powerhouse diplomat with a talent for ... well, mostly everything.

Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen) is a gifted and free-spirited journalist with an affinity for trouble. The two have nothing in common, except that she was his babysitter and first crush. When Fred unexpectedly reconnects with Charlotte, he charms her with his self-deprecating humour and his memories of her youthful idealism. As she prepares to make a run for the presidency, Charlotte impulsively hires Fred as her speechwriter, much to the dismay of her trusted advisers. A fish out of water on Charlotte’s elite team, Fred is unprepared for her glamorous lifestyle in the limelight.

From the celebrated team of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, creators of outrageous comedy hits, including This Is the End and Neighbours, Long Shot also features O’Shea Jackson Jr ( Den of Thieves, Straight Outta Compton), Andy Serkis ( Black Panther, Planet of the Apes), June Diane Raphael ( The Disaster Artist, Grace and Frankie), Ravi Patel (TV’s Master of None) and Alexander Skarsgård (TV’s Big Little Lies and The Legend of Tarzan). The film is directed by Jonathan Levine (Warm Bodies), screenplay is by Dan Sterling and Liz Hannah, and the story is by Dan Sterling.