Comedy superstars and writing/directing partners Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg know a thing or two about sausage parties, but they’re taking things to a whole new level with an R-rated animated comedy called — you guessed it — “Sausage Party.”
Directed by Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan for Sony Pictures, “Sausage Party” comes from the twisted minds of Rogen and Goldberg. It’s been developing for years, with frequent Rogen-Goldberg collaborator (and current Oscar nominee) Jonah Hill telling MTV all about it as far back as 2010.
“It’s a 3-D CG animated movie,” Hill told us. “Imagine if ‘Shrek’ was R-rated, a very hard and aggressive R. It takes place in a supermarket.”
Even those thin details were enough to get the wheels turning, but now, we have an even better idea of how the “Sausage” will get made. According to The Wrap, the Rogen-Goldberg-penned comedy has tapped a ridiculous roster of talent for the “Sausage Party” voice cast. In addition to the aforementioned Rogen and Hill, “Sausage Party” will call upon the voices of James Franco, Michael Cera and David Krumholtz for the film’s lead roles. Also along for the ride: Kristen Wiig, Edward Norton and Nick Kroll.
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Beyond news of the voice cast, The Wrap also has some more details on the “Sausage Party” story. According to their report, the film focuses on “one heroic piece of meat’s quest to discover the truth about his existence. After falling out of a shopping cart, the sausage protagonist teams up with some new friends to embark on a perilous journey through the supermarket and return to their aisles before the Fourth of July sale.”
Expect the “Sausage Party” to commence some time in 2015.
What do you think of the “Sausage Party” ensemble?