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Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks to ‘Make a Porno’ with Kevin Smith

40-Year-Old Virgin co-stars Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks will be reuniting to star in writer-director Kevin Smith’s Zack and Miri Make a Porno. There, I said it. It is finally out there for all to behold. After much speculation, plenty of misfires and tons of rumors, the two leads are set for Kevin Smith’s next project. Zack and Miri, which is being produced by the Weinstein Co. and Dimension films, will begin shooting in Pittsburgh in January with the two stars, according to Variety.

The film follows two life-long friends who devise a plan to make a adult film in order to earn some quick cash and get themselves out of debt. The only problem is that they soon find out that their previously platonic relationship may be in jeopardy — and they may in fact have deeper feelings for each other than they originally thought.

This is a project that we have been following for quite a while, as Kevin Smith is what we like to call an “OG Film School Reject” (translation: Original Gangsta Reject). Zack and Miri will be Smith’s first feature since Clerks 2 in 2006. Since then, he has been popping up in supporting roles in Catch and Release and Live Free or Die Hard. Seth Rogen was most recently seen in the two most ridiculously funny films of 2007, Knocked Up and Superbad. Elizabeth Banks, best known for her crazy nymphomaniac role in The 40-Year-Old Virgin, starred alongside Mark Wahlberg in Invincible

I have to say that this is some damn exciting news. Sources close to the project have indicated that this could be one of Smith’s best scripts thus far — and to see that a talented comedic presence like Seth Rogen will be delivering Smith’s expectedly sharp dialogue is absolutely fantastic. At first glance, a team of Smith and Rogen is nothing short of perfect. Add in the sizzling hot Banks and we’ve got ourselves a party.

Neil Miller is the Founder and Publisher of Film School Rejects. For almost a decade, he has been talking movies on television, the radio, and the Internet.

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