The Interview, the next film from the This Is the End directorial team of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, can now count Lizzy Caplan among its cast. Known primarily for her roles in the TV shows Party Down, True Blood, and Showtime’s new Masters of Sex, Caplan also worked alongside Rogen in the much-beloved and prematurely canceled Freaks & Geeks as a girlfriend of the character Nick, played by the also-now-pretty-famous Jason Segel.
She’s no stranger to the cinema, either, having been in such diverse movies as Cloverfield, Mean Girls, and the 2012 film Bachelorette. Now she will titillate comedy fans as a “hot, cleavage-showing CIA agent” in The Interview, thus assuaging any fears that it might not be a complete brodown like This Is the End or the Rogen- and Goldberg-penned Superbad.
Rogen is also starring in The Interview, along with fellow Freaks & Geeks alum James Franco. The film follows the story of a talk show host (Franco, naturally) and his producer (Rogen), who get involved in a plot to assassinate the leader of North Korea (presumably not being played by Kim Jong-un). It all sounds pretty heady, but it’s probably safe to assume that there will be plenty of dick and fart jokes, too.
For instance, perhaps at an important function for the North Korean head of state, Rogen eats some bad sushi cooked by a disgruntled captive Japanese chef and has to make his way to the bathroom. At the same time, Caplan’s CIA agent is in that bathroom putting a cyanide pill in the Supreme Leader’s bottle of Viagra. Rogen sees her and high-tails it out of there because he doesn’t want her to witness him doing the dirty deed, and all manner of sharts ensue as he tries to make his way out of the building.
Moviegoers looking to see if that scenario makes its way into The Interview will be waiting a while, though, as it’s not due to hit theaters until October 10th, 2014. Until then, those who want to explore the comedic possibilities inherent in a brutal dictatorship that shows no regard for human life will just have to make do with watching Shoah, or something.