Seth Rogen to Deliver the Funny in ‘Jamaica’


Balancing compelling drama with laugh-out-loud comedy is no simple feat, but if any one is up to the task, it’s Seth Rogen.

This September sees the release of his touching cancer dramedy 50/50, a movie that co-stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and could see both gentlemen earning a few award nods by the end of the year. Rogen must have known he struck gold with the film, as he’s now set to recruit his 50/50 creative team for another round of top-notch filmmaking.

Rogen will reunite with his co-producer Evan Goldberg, 50/50 writer Will Reiser and director Jonathan Levine for Jamaica, a new comedy based on Reiser’s own childhood trip to the Caribbean island. Like 50/50, which chronicled Reiser’s battle with cancer, Jamaica will take a look back a trip the writer took with his grandmother at the young, ripe age of 14.

Obviously Rogen won’t be playing a teenager, so expect the call to go out for young persons with a funny bone as the movie is moving swiftly towards production (but don’t put it past the Knocked Up actor to find himself a co-starring role).

What young actor can bring the funny like Rogen?

After a few years of working behind the scenes on movies and TV shows (and earning an IMDb page for bragging rights), Movies Editor Matt Patches made a hard right into the world of entertainment journalism. In 2009, Patches became the Associate Movies Editor of, departing in 2010 to go rogue as a writer-for-hire. Patches covered movies and festivals for a number of outlets, including Movieline, MTV NextMovie, CinemaBlend, and Film School Rejects, before joining as Movies Editor in 2011. He proudly names "Groundhog Day" as his favorite movie of all time.