Netflix ‘acquires’ rights to Seth Rogen’s ‘personal autonomy’

"There really isn't anything on Earth we can't make him do"

Netflix has “acquired” the rights to Seth Rogen‘s “personal autonomy”, the streaming service claimed in a press release.

Rogen recently announced that his annual Hilarity For Charity variety show will be made available on Netflix for the first time this year. It will star the likes of Tiffany Haddish, The Muppets, James Corden and more.

In an announcement earlier today (April 1), the platform said: “World-renowned Canadian person, prolific marijuana-doer, and winner of the 2015 MTV Movie Award for “Best Kiss” Seth Q. Rogen has entered into a lifetime deal to transfer full ownership of his personal autonomy to Netflix.” The actor is quoted as saying in the release: “As a general rule, I don’t really ‘read’ anything before I sign it.”

The document also claims that “while the remaining projects Rogen will be participating in have not yet been finalised, Netflix is considering a live-action Shrek remake, starring Rogen as both the titular character, as well as that character’s love interest Fiona.” Netflix Chief Operations Officer Karen Shartwell said: “There really isn’t anything on Earth that we can’t make him do.”

A brief profile of Rogen says: “He can be regularly found rubbing elbows with entertainment’s elite, ranging from auteur Tommy Wiseau to famed actor James Franco, famed actor James Franco’s brother, and famed actor James Franco’s mom.”

The press release ends by giving the email address srogen@netflix.com for further inquiries. That address provides an auto-reply message that reads: “I am currently away from my desk paying the ultimate price for my hubris of an all-burrito diet.”

Elaborate April Fool’s joke aside, the star’s Hilarity For Charity show will be streaming on Netflix from April 6. The event was first launched by Rogen and his wife Lauren in 2012 to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s disease and raise funds for research into the illness.