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The apocalypse-comedy genre meets the funny-folks-playing-parodic-versions of themselves genre in new movie This is the End, which will be released June 14. Written and directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, the film finds “Seth Rogen,” “James Franco,” “Jonah Hill,” “Danny McBride,” “Craig Robinson,” and “Jay Baruchel,” waiting out an apocalyptic event at Franco’s (fictional) house. This is the End also features a host of other self-lampooning notables, including Michael Cera, Emma Watson, and Rihanna.

The project’s origins date back to 2007 when Goldberg and Rogen — who also cowrote Superbad, Pineapple Express, and the Green Hornet — made the short film Jay and Seth vs. »


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