Seth Rogen will play an overzealous mall cop in Observe and Report, written and directed by Jody Hill. The central conflict of Observe comes when Rogen's character, Ronnie Barnhardt, squares off in a turf war of sorts against local police.
The legend goes that Rogen and Judd Apatow saw Hill's debut feature The Foot Fist Way at Sundance 2006 and a fast friendship followed. Hill, who has no known relation to actor Jonah Hill (nee Feldstein), even appeared in a small role in the Rogen-written Superbad.
As Variety points out, Observe and Report will have a turf war of its own as Columbia is currently producing the similarly-themed Mall Cop starring Kevin James. One major difference is that while the James film is expected to be reasonably family friendly, the Rogen project will be more in the vein of Rogen's prior raunchy efforts such as Knocked Up, Superbad, and Zack and Miri Make a Porno.
If you're curious about Foot Fist Way and how it ingratiated Hill with the Jew-Tang Clan (as Apatow's entourage is sometimes dubbed), it's going to hit theaters in New York and Los Angeles on May 30th before expanding on June 6th.