For example, Rogen had to roll 100 joints himself
Seth Rogen has revealed some new facts about his 2008 stoner flick ‘Pineapple Express’, in celebration of its 10th anniversary.
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The film starred Rogen as process server Dale Denton and James Franco as his weed dealer Saul Silver. It also starred Danny McBride as Red.
Franco received a Golden Globe nomination for his role and the film grossed an impressive $102 million worldwide. Rogen took to Twitter last night (August 6) to reveal some facts about the beloved movie.
According to Rogen, he and co-writer Evan Goldberg had to roll the 100 or so joints shaped like crosses shown in the movie because nobody else on the crew knew how to roll them properly.
In the film, Saul calls his cheaper strain of weed “Snicklefritz,” and Rogen tweeted that the title came from an insult the movie’s practical FX supervisor would call his second in command if he was annoyed with him.
He also revealed that Huey Lewis and the News recorded an original theme song for the film and that they were inspired by “our favorite 80s movies that had rock songs with their titles.”
In a scene where Red is taped to a chair, Rogen tweeted that McBride had to stay taped in the chair all day as it took too long to redo the tape. You can see these facts and additional ones with Rogen’s tweets below.
The images from the film set show the stand-in actor for castmember Keith L. Williams seemingly wearing dark make-up on his face. Both of the actors are African-American.
Sources close to the ongoing production have claimed that a complaint was filed to the producers of Good Boys in regards to the choice of make-up. Producers are reportedly aware of the complaint and are said to be looking into the matter.
The production company Good Universe said that it’s “not uncommon for lighting purposes to match actors’ skin tones,” but they “insist this is not a blackface situation”.