LONG SHOT (previously titled “Flarsky”) is the new laugh-out-loud comedy starring Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen – scheduled for release in South African cinemas on 24 May 2019.
Charlotte Field (Charlize Theron) is one of the most influential women in the world. Smart, sophisticated, and accomplished, she’s a powerhouse diplomat with a talent for…well, mostly everything. Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen) is a gifted and free-spirited journalist with an affinity for trouble. The two have nothing in common, except that she was his babysitter and first crush. When Fred unexpectedly reconnects with Charlotte, he charms her with his self-deprecating humour and his memories of her youthful idealism. As she prepares to make a run for the Presidency, Charlotte impulsively hires Fred as her speechwriter, much to the dismay of her trusted advisors. A fish out of water on Charlotte’s elite team, Fred is unprepared for her glamorous lifestyle in the limelight. However, sparks fly as their unmistakable chemistry leads to a round-the-world romance and a series of unexpected and dangerous incidents.
From the celebrated team of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, creators of outrageous comedy hits, including THIS IS THE END, KNOCKED UP and NEIGHBORS – LONG SHOT also features O’Shea Jackson Jr., Andy Serkis, June Diane Raphael, Ravi Patel and Alexander Skarsgård. The film was directed by Jonathan Levine. Screenplay by Dan Sterling and Liz Hannah. Story by Dan Sterling.