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Rihanna And James Franco Almost Teamed Up For 'We Found Love,' Could Appear Together In Seth Rogen Film

The Huffington Post  |  By Posted: 04/26/2012 11:14 am Updated: 04/26/2012 11:15 am

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Rihanna and James Franco: not just a relationship that ends with YouTube tributes.

The pop superstar and the Oscar-nominated actor almost worked together on the video for RiRi's "We Found Love." As Franco told MTV's Josh Horowitz, "She actually asked me to be in that video, the one with the relationship that gets crazy. I couldn't do it. But, I guess, I hope that that means there's mutual love between us."

As you'll recall, Franco recently posted a video of himself lip syncing along with Rihanna's "You Da One."


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While the Franco-Rihanna video for "We Found Love" never came to fruition (model Dudley O'Shaughnessy played Nana's love interest in the clip), the pair might appear onscreen together soon enough. Franco told MTV that Rihanna could make an appearance in "The End of the World," Seth Rogen's apocalypse comedy.

That film -- previously titled "Jay And Seth Vs. The Apocalypse," and then just "The Apocalypse" -- will boast an all-star comedy cast (Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Franco, Jonah Hill, Aziz Ansari, Danny McBride) and focus on what happens when the apocalypse happens during a Hollywood party. The actors would play themselves -- or variations of themselves -- in the film, which Rogen and Evan Goldberg ("Superbad") are writing. Goldberg will direct "The End of the World," which began life as an Internet short.

Look for "The End of the World" in theaters on June 14, 2013. Watch the Franco-less video for "We Found Love" below, just because.

[via MTV]

PHOTOS: Rihanna and Other Stars at the TIME 100 Gala

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  • Rihanna

    NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 24: Rihanna attends the TIME 100 Gala celebrating TIME'S 100 Most Influential People In The World at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 24, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Fernando Leon/Getty Images for TIME)

  • Rihanna

    NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 24: Rihanna attends the TIME 100 Gala celebrating TIME'S 100 Most Influential People In The World at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 24, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Fernando Leon/Getty Images for TIME)

  • Tyra Banks

    NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 24: Tyra Banks attends the TIME 100 Gala celebrating TIME'S 100 Most Influential People In The World at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 24, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Fernando Leon/Getty Images for TIME)

  • Tyra Banks

    NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 24: Tyra Banks attends the TIME 100 Gala celebrating TIME'S 100 Most Influential People In The World at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 24, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Fernando Leon/Getty Images for TIME)

  • B. Michael and Cisely Tyson

    NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 24: Designer B. Michael and Cisely Tyson attends the TIME 100 Gala, TIME'S 100 Most Influential People In The World, cocktail party at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 24, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for TIME)

  • Cisely Tyson

    NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 24: Cicely Tyson attends the TIME 100 Gala celebrating TIME'S 100 Most Influential People In The World at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 24, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Fernando Leon/Getty Images for TIME)

  • Arianna Huffington

    NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 24: Arianna Huffington attends the TIME 100 Gala celebrating TIME'S 100 Most Influential People In The World at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 24, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Fernando Leon/Getty Images for TIME)

  • Raphael Saadiq

    Raphael Saadiq attends the Time 100 Gala celebrating the Time 100 issue of the Most Influential People In The World at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 24, 2012 in New York. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A.CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Muslimah Habel and Manal al-Sharif

    NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 24: Muslimah Habel and honoree Manal al-Sharif attend the TIME 100 Gala, TIME'S 100 Most Influential People In The World, cocktail party at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 24, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for TIME)

  • Claire Danes

    NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 24: Actress Claire Danes attends the TIME 100 Gala celebrating TIME'S 100 Most Influential People In The World at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 24, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Fernando Leon/Getty Images for TIME)

  • Barbara Walters

    NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 24: Barbara Walters attends the TIME 100 Gala celebrating TIME'S 100 Most Influential People In The World at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 24, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Fernando Leon/Getty Images for TIME)

  • Victor Cruz

    New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz attends the Time 100 Gala celebrating the Time 100 issue of the Most Influential People In The World at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 24, 2012 in New York. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A.CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Mia Farrow and Isaiah Farrow

    NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 24: Mia Farrow and Isaiah Farrow attend the TIME 100 Gala celebrating TIME'S 100 Most Influential People In The World at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 24, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Fernando Leon/Getty Images for TIME)

  • Sara Blakely

    NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 24: Spanx inventor Sara Blakely attends the TIME 100 Gala celebrating TIME'S 100 Most Influential People In The World at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 24, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Fernando Leon/Getty Images for TIME)

  • Kristen Wiig

    NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 24: Actress Kristen Wiig attends the TIME 100 Gala celebrating TIME'S 100 Most Influential People In The World at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 24, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Fernando Leon/Getty Images for TIME)

  • Aziz Ansari

    NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 24: Comedian Aziz Ansari attends the TIME 100 Gala celebrating TIME'S 100 Most Influential People In The World at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 24, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Fernando Leon/Getty Images for TIME)

  • Ann Curry

    NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 24: Ann Curry attends the TIME 100 Gala celebrating TIME'S 100 Most Influential People In The World at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 24, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Fernando Leon/Getty Images for TIME)

  • Yani Tseng, Jeremy Lin and Ann Curry

    NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 24: Pro golfer Yani Tseng, NBA player, Jeremy Lin and journalist Ann Curry attend the TIME 100 Gala celebrating TIME'S 100 Most Influential People In The World at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 24, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Fernando Leon/Getty Images for TIME)

  • Freeman A. Hrabowski

    NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 24: (L) University of Maryland President Freeman A. Hrabowski attends the TIME 100 Gala celebrating TIME'S 100 Most Influential People In The World at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 24, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Fernando Leon/Getty Images for TIME)

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