Seth Rogen and Zac Efron team up for an R-rated comedy

Universal has won a bidding war for an untitled comedy that has Seth Rogen and Zac Efron attached to star.

Rogen will also produce, alongside his longtime pal and collaborator Evan Goldberg, according to a report by Deadline.

The movie will be written by Andrew Cohen and Brendan O'Brien, who are proteges of Judd Apatow like Rogen and Goldberg.

Universal apparently put up a seven-figure offer for the pitch, buoyed by the slew of R-rated comedy success stories this summer ( Bridesmaids and The Hangover Part 2 chief among them).

The plot will see and Efron's fratboy's partying antics disrupting the life of family man Rogen, so unsurprisingly it's expected to have a touch of the Old School about it.

There's currently no news on a release date, but as it's yet to be written, don't expect it for some time yet.

The project should also mark Efron's biggest step away from the High School Musical franchise. He's proven himself a likeable presence in Me And Orson Welles , so perhaps this'll be the movie to open him up to a whole new audience.

Matt Maytum
Editor, Total Film

I'm the Editor at Total Film magazine, overseeing the running of the mag, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.