Way back when in 2010, we revealed that Seth Rogen was planning a flick called “Sausage Party,” (then called "Sausage Fest") and while that sounds like the kind of thing Seth Rogen just says, it has become clear that “Sausage Party” was more than an idle fancy over the past couple of years. It has a concept—it's an R-rated animated movie about a talking sausage who, with his other supermarket produce buddies, has to get back onto the shelves before Independence Day's BBQs hit—and it has actors—the voices of Rogen, frequent collaborator Jonah Hill and long-time voice actor Conrad Vernon. What it didn't have was the funding to give it the go-ahead...
... until now.
In other food comedy news, Deadline reports that Jason Segel has signed on to a comedy ("with dramatic overtones") about Canadian maple syrup thieves, based on the real story reported last year that made headlines around the world. Seth Gordon, of “Horrible Bosses” and “Identity Thief,” will direct, but reader, I cannot tell a lie: when I first read the Deadline headline I thought it was about Jason Statham, not Segel, and ever since I realized my mistake I haven't been quite so excited about the concept. But there it is. Do sausages and maple syrup go together? I have no idea, I'm a vegetarian, and thus losing an opportunity for a potentially great final quip. Ah well.
Ever been to a sausage party, ONTD?
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