‘Long Shot’ pairs Charlize Theron, Seth Rogen in political romance

Seth Rogen (L) and Charlize Theron accept the CinemaCon Comedy Stars of the Year Award during the CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards ceremony at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. Apr 4, 2019.(Reuters pic)

LONDON: Oscar winner Charlize Theron and comedy actor Seth Rogen join forces in rom-com “Long Shot”, playing an unlikely love pairing between a powerful politician and an unemployed dishevelled journalist.

The 43-year-old actress takes on the role of the US Secretary of State Charlotte Field in the movie, an ambitious and respected politician looking to run for president.

In a chance encounter she bumps into Fred Flarsky, played by Rogen, a liberal and at times clumsy reporter she babysat as a child and he begins working for her as a speech writer.

“I read a couple of biographies on female secretary of states. We had some speechwriters on the set who were really helpful and just kind of explaining logistics of the job,” Theron told Reuters about preparing for the role.

“I never really wanted her to be based on somebody, I just wanted it to be believable.”