Lionsgate has acquired worldwide rights to “Flarsky,” a comedy starring Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen, TheWrap has learned.
Jonathan Levine will direct the movie from a Black List script written by Dan Sterling. Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment imprint will release the film.
“Flarsky” follows an unemployed journalist (Rogen) who pursues his now-unattainable childhood crush and babysitter (Theron), who has become one of the most powerful women in the world.
Point Grey principals Rogen, Evan Goldberg and James Weaver will produce the film alongside Denver & Delilah’s Theron, Beth Kono and A.J. Dix. Sterling will executive produce alongside Good Universe’s Nathan Kahane and Joe Drake. Alex McAtee is overseeing the project for Point Grey, while Erin Westerman is doing the same for Good Universe.
Rogen most recently voiced the main character in Sony/Annapurna’s summer surprise hit, raunchy animated comedy “Sausage Party,” while Theron starred in Universal’s “The Huntsman: Winter’s War.”
Theron is represented by WME and Hansen, Jacobson, while Rogen and Point Grey’s reps are UTA and Felker, Toczek. Levine is represented by CAA and Todd Stern at Weintraub Tobin. Sterling is repped by UTA and Sloane, Offer.
Jason Constantine, president, acquisitions and co-productions, Eda Kowan, executive vice president, acquisitions and co-productions and John Biondo, executive vice president, business and legal affairs, acquisitions and co-productions and finance negotiated the deal for Lionsgate. Michael Meyer, Good Universe’s executive vice president, negotiated on behalf of the producers.