Seth Rogen Goes To The U.S. Senate
Actor Seth Rogen recently drew the attention of media and fans alike to an important cause when he testified at a U.S. Senate Committee hearing on Alzheimer’s disease research. Rogen spoke candidly about his mother-in-law, who was diagnosed in her early 50s and whose health has rapidly declined. He and his wife, Lauren Miller, founded Hilarity for Charity in 2012 to raise awareness with young people and inspire them to help fundraising efforts for Alzheimer’s.
Only two of the 18 members of the subcommittee were present at the aforementioned hearing. Nevertheless, a video of the “Knocked- Up” actor’s plea has received over 5 million views on Youtube.
Despite his easy-going persona, Rogen’s trip to the Senate was part of an already jam-packed creative schedule. His latest announced projects include a TV adaption of the comic series “Preacher” and plan to direct/write the feature film, “Console Wars.” Rogen will team up with writing partner Evan Goldberg for both endeavors.
Jay Baruchel for King Adaptation
Jay Baruchel, of “Tropic Thunder” and “How to Train Your Dragon” fame, will star and serve as an executive producer for the film adaptation of Stephen King’s short story, “The Ten O’Clock People.”
This will mark the fourth time Baruchel has co-produced a film, including last year’s blockbuster comedy, “This is The End.”
He has also signed on as the lead in FX’s upcoming comedy pilot, “Man Seeking Woman” based on another book entitled, “The Last Girlfriend on Earth, Man Seeking Woman.”
Audiences can look out for his other new projects, “Robocop” and this summer’s “How to Train Your Dragon 2.”
Born to Serge Baruchel and Robyne Ropell, Baruchel is originally from Ottawa, Ontario. He is one of two children with a younger sister, and still calls his childhood neighbourhood, Notre-Dame-de-Grâce of Montreal, Quebec home.
His paternal grandfather was a Sephardic Jew. Baruchel got his start in movies after his small role in 2000’s “Almost Famous.”