In cooking up a filthy R-rated animation – one that came within touching distance of landing a NC-17 rating – co-directors Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan assembled a who’s who of Hollywood talent for Sausage Party.
Among the ensemble were Seth Rogen – who helped rustle up the initial pitch with writing partner Evan Goldberg – Jonah Hill, Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Michael Cera, James Franco, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Paul Rudd, Nick Kroll, David Krumholtz, Edward Norton, Salma Hayek and Anders Holm. But according to a new report by /Film, famed hip-hop artist Sean Combs (AKA P. Diddy) was once cordially invited to the food-related shenanigans.
Then attached to a cameo role that involved a bottle of Courvoisier, the report goes on to reveal that Combs’ reasoning for backing out of Sausage Party was rather simple: he didn’t want to be involved due to the fact that the film was animated. Which really begs the question, did Combs’ expect a live-action version wherein Rogen and Co. would be prancing around a studio set in costume?
Whatever the case, Sausage Party is out now in theaters and it’s a riot.
Tell us, would you have liked to see P. Diddy among the starry ensemble for Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan’s cheeky animation? Or better yet, a live-action rendition of Sausage Party?! Let us know below.
Life is good for all the food items that occupy the shelves at the local supermarket. Frank (Seth Rogen) the sausage, Brenda (Kristen Wiig) the hot dog bun, Teresa Taco (Salma Hayek) and Sammy Bagel Jr. (Edward Norton) can’t wait to go home with a happy customer. Soon, their world comes crashing down as poor Frank learns the horrifying truth that he will eventually become a meal. After warning his pals about their similar fate, the panicked perishables devise a plan to escape from their human enemies.