Seth Rogen, Zac Efron to Return for ‘Neighbors 2’

Universal’s previously untitled R-rated comedy reunites the main cast of last year’s hit


Seth Rogen, Zac Efron and Rose Byrne reunite with director Nicholas Stoller for “Neighbors 2,” the follow-up to the 2014 comedy “Neighbors,” which grossed over $269 million worldwide, Universal Pictures announced on Friday.

Rogen, Evan Goldberg and James Weaver under their Point Grey Pictures banner return to produce. Andrew Jay Cohen and Brendan O’Brien will serve as executive producers alongside Good Universe’s Nathan Kahane and Joe Drake. The comedy’s writers include Cohen, O’Brien, Rogen, Stoller and Goldberg.

The original film, released 2014, pitted the rowdy residents of a newly inhabited frat house against their mild-mannered neighbors, played by Rogen and Byrne.

TheWrap reviewer Inkoo Kang said of “Neighbors”: “The suburbanites vs. frat boys comedy is an instant classic.

“When Delta Psi prez Teddy (Zac Efron) and his right-hand dude Pete (Dave Franco) throw parties night after night, the new parents scheme to rid the house next door of its frat infestation,” Kang said. “What makes ‘Neighbors’ exceptional, rather than merely great, is its successful attempt to reinvent the studio comedy.”