The This Is the End gang is getting back together—and then some. Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, and Evan Goldberg have been developing a hard-R animated film called Sausage Party for some time, and when Sony Pictures agreed to produce the pic alongside Annapurna Pictures last year, we assumed that Rogen, Hill, and some of their regular collaborators would be leading the voice cast. We assumed correctly, as The Wrap now reports that Rogen, Hill, and James Franco will lead the voice cast for the film, with Michael Cera, Kristen Wiig, Edward Norton, Nick Kroll, and David Krumholtz also lending their voice talents to the pic. Hit the jump for more.
Though The Wrap’s report doesn’t have any information with regards to the characters that the aforementioned actors will be bringing to life, if you need any further convincing of Sausage Party’s eventual greatness, the official synopsis reads thusly: The story follows one sausage’s “quest to discover the truth about his existence,” as he falls out of a shopping cart and, along with his friends, embarks on a journey to return to his aisle before the 4th of July sale.
Rogen and his This Is the End co-writer/co-director Evan Goldberg penned the script for the pic alongside Kyle Hunter and Ariel Shaffir, and Conrad Vernon (Shrek 2) and Greg Tiernan are directing. Production is underway, but as is the case with most animated films, it will take some time. Sony plans on releasing the pic sometime in 2015, likely around the Fourth of July if I had to venture a guess. Rogen and Goldberg are already hard at work on their directorial follow-up to This Is the End, the live-action comedy The Interview starring Rogen and Franco. That film is slated for release on October 10th, also courtesy of Sony Pictures.