Buddies with Kanye West, connoisseur of fine cuisines, stand-up comedian and all around funny guy, Aziz Ansari continues to delivers laughs as the hapless and horny Tom Haverford on “Parks and Recreation” while continuing to solidfy his street cred by rolling with the Apatow crowd. And while his first major big screen outing in last summer’s “30 Minutes or Less” was a bit of a fizzle, for his next round at the multiplex, he’ll be surrounded by some good friends with an arsenal of comedic talent and wit to riff off of.
The actor/comedian recently sat down for dinner with Grantland and over the course of their long meal, just after the trout with lentils and pancetta arrived (sounds good), Ansari revealed what his next effort will be. “I’m doing this thing in this movie, called ‘The Apocalypse.’ It’s Seth Rogen, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride — and all those guys,” he said between forkfuls. “Seth [Rogen] and Evan [Goldberg, Rogen’s longtime writing partner] are directing it. And it’s basically all of us playing ourselves. Me, McBride, Jonah, Seth — everyone’s playing themselves, and the bit is James Franco’s having a party at his house, and the apocalypse starts happening.”
And that sentence pretty much sums up everything we know about the movie thus far, which is based on Rogen and Jay Baruchel‘s short “Jay and Seth Vs. The Apocalypse” (Baruchel will also be featuring as well). As expected, it’s going to be a love-in with all of Rogen/Franco/Baruchel’s pals stopping by and we presume there are many more names who will be revealed along the way. Sony will release the picture next summer on June 14, 2013.