Thirteen high school students in Los Angeles had the opportunity to write and shoot their very own original film – what they didn't know was that dynamic duo James Franco and Seth Rogen would be starring in it.
Striving to inspire young people to venture into filmmaking, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Adrien Solver have created the program And Action! which offers young students the chance to do an original movie starring some of the biggest names in comedy.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the project kicked off at the Rene Gordon Health and Wellness Academy in Toronto and the John C. Fremont School in Los Angeles, where Goldberg (This Is the End, Disaster Artist) worked with the teens to create the script of an 11-minute short film called Dumpster Diving. To top it off, Rogen brought in James Franco, Michael Peña and other actor friends to star in the short.
The story of Dumpster Diving follows two bullied teens who get thrown in a dumpster (Seth Rogen and Michael Peña), end up following a couple of gang members (Nick Kroll and Hannah Simone) in an attempt to be cool and are eventually introduced to the gang leader, El Diablo, played by Franco. The short took only one day to shoot, but Rogen had this to say about his experience:
"Of all the shit I've performed in a long time, this made me really nervous. Because I had to rap in front of a group of high school kids. Who wrote the rap lyrics."
Check out the hilarious final result below: