Netflix ‘Acquires’ Seth Rogen for April Fools’ Prank

Seth Rogen will certainly be studying all contracts earlier than he indicators them sooner or later.

Netflix introduced Sunday that the Knocked Up star “entered right into a lifetime deal to switch full possession of his private autonomy” to the streaming service, an April Fools’ day joke full with a information launch and hilarious video of Rogen wanting over his contract.

“I ought to have learn this earlier than I signed it,” the 35-year-old actor says after studying the phrases and circumstances of the settlement, which incorporates the “means to border you for homicide and rights to movie a docuseries about that homicide and biopic starring John Goodman.”

The press launch states, “‘As a common rule, I don’t actually ‘learn’ something earlier than I signal it,’ replied Rogen when requested in regards to the deal, spilling some beer on his personal head as he does the finger-symbol equal of air quotes. ‘That’s what Danny is for, he handles that for me, principally,’ gesturing towards an aged man in a poncho sleeping on the sofa behind him. ‘Hey Danny!’ he shouts, unable to wake his senior contract advisor. ‘I actually hope he didn’t f— this up. He’s the rationale that Zach and Miri Make a Porno exists.’ ”

An extended video of Rogen hilariously going over his contract seems on Netflix’s person homepage, with the tagline, “Netflix has acquired the thoughts, soul, physique, goals and doodles” of the actor.

With these rights, Netflix introduced they might even be utilizing Rogen’s recognizable chuckle as a alternative for present giggle tracks for streaming sitcoms like Pals and That ’70s Present.

The press launch additionally put ahead a number of different concepts for the actor, together with a “live-action Shrek remake, starring Rogen as each the titular character, in addition to that character’s love curiosity Fiona. There may even be different duties thought-about, together with some off-camera roles resembling ‘government foot massager’ and ‘Quentin’s again waxer.’ ”

The gag is a well-timed promotion for Seth Rogen’s Hilarity for Charity, a taping of a star-studded fundraiser which raises consciousness about Alzheimer’s illness. The variability present — that includes Tiffany Haddish, Sacha Baron Cohen, Sarah Silverman and extra — can be obtainable to stream through Netflix on April 6.

Netflix is not any stranger to teaming up with large celebrities for his or her April Fools’ day pranks. In 2016, a video of John Stamos having a meltdown at Netflix was “leaked,” and stars of Netflix exhibits gathered to warn in regards to the risks of binge watching the earlier vacation.

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