Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen Navigate Politics, Love and Weed in ‘Long Shot’ Trailer (Video)

Rom-com previously titled “Flarsky” premieres at SXSW and opens in theaters May 3

In the new romantic comedy “Long Shot,” Charlize Theron plays the current Secretary of State of the United States and a presidential hopeful, and Seth Rogen plays … well, let’s say a “Seth Rogen-type.”

And yeah, we know what you’re thinking. Sounds like a long shot, hence the title. But the film was previously titled “Flarsky,” and Rogen plays Flarsky, which was a nickname given to him by Theron’s character when she would babysit him as a child. Now that she’s a high-powered politician and he a struggling, beltway journalist, she brings him in as a speech writer and slowly forms a relationship with him, despite her hectic schedule.

“We surveyed some constituents to see how they would feel if Kate Middleton started dating Danny DeVito,” an aide says to Theron’s character in the first trailer for the film. “Pretty negative reaction.”

“Long Shot” is directed by Jonathan Levine (“50/50,” “The Night Before”) and has a screenplay from Liz Hannah, who wrote Steven Spielberg’s “The Post,” and Dan Sterling, a former staff writer on “South Park” and “Girls.”

Bob Odenkirk, Andy Serkis, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Randall Park, Alexander Skarsgard and a cameo from the group Boyz II Men all co-star in the film.

“Long Shot” premieres at the SXSW Film Festival next month and then opens in theaters May 3 via Lionsgate. Watch the first trailer above via EllenTube.

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