It’s been said many times before, but it really is the truth… Freaks & Geeks was a landmark TV show, shut down prematurely by a network that couldn’t seem to find a place for it in their line-up. The cult success of the show, however, was responsible for many of the cast and crew moving on to bigger and better things. Creators Judd Apatow and Paul Feig are now well-established movie directors, stars James Franco, Seth Rogen, and Linda Cardellini (among others) have also scored some big roles in prominent movies and TV shows.
Well now Freaks & Geeks fans will be happy to see Judd Apatow bringing some of the cast members back together again for a new project, this time a big screen comedy called The Pineapple Express. The story finds two stoners (Franco and Rogen) getting mixed up in a drug gang. The script was written by Rogen and Evan Goldberg (who was a writer on Da Ali G Show, along with Rogen). Oddly enough, however, Apatow will not be in the director’s chair for this one (he’s busy directing his latest comedy Knocked Up, also starring Rogen). Instead he will co-produce while David Gordon Green (All The Real Girls, George Washington) directs. Now there’s an interesting and unexpected choice to direct a goofy comedy. I’m definitely looking forward to seeing what comes of it.» Related Link: Cinema Blend