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Mar 16th
08:53 am
Charity Auction/Info for 'Townies'  
From CharityBuzz:
Enjoy a Non-Speaking Walk on Role in Townies Starring Seth Rogan and Zac Efron in Los Angeles

Enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be cast in the upcoming movie Townies starring Zac Efron and Seth Rogan.

In Townies regular guy, Seth Rogan lives near an alpha male fraternity house and has to contend with a raucous member of the fraternity, Zac Efron who wreaks havoc on his life in this upcoming comedy.

A meet and greet with the actors is not guaranteed. Valid for 1 person over the age of 18. 1 day of shooting will take place between April 3, 2013 and May 27, 2013.

Too rich for my tastes, lol, but that gives us a good idea of the filming dates!

We also got the first Townies casting this week. From THR:
[Rose] Byrne will play Rogen’s wife, the adult in the relationship.
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Miranda gives everyone a chancemirandagirll on March 16th, 2013 03:41 pm (UTC)
Wow, filming starts relatively soon. Does this mean Zac won't be doing much promo for AAP if he'll be filming through basically all of April? :(

Edited at 2013-03-16 03:41 pm (UTC)
Beejeezbee on March 16th, 2013 03:57 pm (UTC)
Idk what you were expecting but AAP is a small indie. There was never going to be tons of promo - even if Zac would be sitting idle on his ass in LA.

That said, stars do promo without problems while filming all the time, sometimes even studio films. And since this is filming in Los Angeles it's even less of a problem. I'm sure Zac will fulfill his promo obligations just fine; it just requires a little bit of scheduling. Personally, I wouldn't expect too much though... as I said, this was never going to be promo heavy.
Miranda gives everyone a chancemirandagirll on March 16th, 2013 04:23 pm (UTC)
I was expecting like 1-2 talk shows, maybe. Hoping. There's just a part of me that misses him doing promo and interviews. But working is good too, so I'll take that.

Thank you
Bee: Zac – Leno - b/w - touching hair - smilijeezbee on March 16th, 2013 04:32 pm (UTC)
I do expect him to be on 1-2 talk shows as well but I don't see a problem with it. Nor with doing a press junket or a few one-on-one interviews. They just schedule filming around it.

Promo typically only becomes a "problem" for filming when an actor is a lead in a biggish studio project with ongoing promo in multiple countries and several premieres.
annabelle83 on March 16th, 2013 04:52 pm (UTC)
I'm more concerned about Seth. His new movie with Emma Watson and James Franco opens on June 14. He'll probably do a lot of promo for the movie. Hope his and Zac's busy schedule doesn't clash with Townies productions.
Beejeezbee on March 16th, 2013 05:00 pm (UTC)
Yeah, Seth has certainly more promo obligations than Zac, esp considering that he co-directed that movie as well. But I believe that is one of (if not the) reason why they moved filming to LA versus Nola, so he can do all early promo locally without having to travel and taking up entire days.

It helps that Townies is a two-hander - so there should be scenes/days where either of them is off (although Seth and Evan are producing too, so it's certainly more challenging for them). And international promo for This is the End starts entirely after the US, which helps as well.
Bee: Zac - Rolling Stone - looking downjeezbee on March 16th, 2013 04:14 pm (UTC)
I'm glad we have now an approximate start date. Now we need only more co-stars. I like Rose Byrne as Seth's wife, so they are off to a good start.
annabelle83 on March 16th, 2013 05:04 pm (UTC)
I'm so happy that Townies is finally happening. This movie has always been my favorite among Zac's in-development projects. I'm certain he'll be great in this. I pray the movie turns out great. I'm not bothered with Zac dropping out of This Is Where I Leave You because I was kind of worried if his character in Townies may be too similar with his in TIWILY. I'd pick Townies over TIWILY. It looks like TIWILY will be mostly about Jason Bateman's character and "Phillip"(the role Zac was going to play) has gotten less important in the movie version.

Edited at 2013-03-16 05:06 pm (UTC)
Sapphirasapphia on March 16th, 2013 05:45 pm (UTC)
Yes, if Zac still in TIWILY, we get a lot of comedies, one after the other. But this is only if he is still in TIWILY ...
Although, for me it would be strange if Rose Byrne may participate in both films, but Zac could not do it.
kleth on March 16th, 2013 06:26 pm (UTC)
"Too rich for my tastes"

Not beyond my tastes, just my wallet. But even if I had that kind of money laying around, I'm not sure I'd risk it on this deal. They already warned us about what's not guaranteed. You could pay several thousand dollars, show up on your shooting day, get placed in a cafe scene and herded around with the other 50 extras, and only see the stars from across the set (and one of them may not even be working that day - the one we would actually pay money to see). I think the previous charity deal, lunch with the Zacmeister, was worth the price, because at least you knew you would get 30 minutes with him within speaking distance.