'The Simpsons' Season 25 News & Spoilers: Channing Tatum, Seth Rogen, Will Arnett & More to Guest Star
It was recently revealed that Channing Tatum, Judd Apatow, Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd, Will Arnett, Rob Halford (Judas Priest) and Leslie Mann wil be guest starring in Season 25 of The Simpsons.
Apatow scripted an episode for this season of the animated series but he will also be lending his voice to a character on the show. The same episode will feature Rudd, Tatum, Rogen and Arnett. Most of them will be playing themselves in the plot, which follows Homer discovering the new and easier modes of movie watching.
As Homer gets frustrated by having to rely on theaters, Bart introduces him to piracy and downloading films online. Homer unwittingly takes the criminal activity a step further by holding screenings of these downloaded films in his backyard for his neighbors in Springfield.
"Even though Homer is stealing, he's doing it for the community, he's doing it out of the goodness of his heart," executive producer Matt Selman told Entertainment Weekly.
Arnett will not be playing himself and will have a significant role in the episode. He will be portraying an FBI director in charge of anti-piracy who latches on to Homer's wayward ways.
Of the many movies that Homer screens, one will be a fictional Apatow film, Life is Funny, starring Rudd and Mann. The duo have worked together in Knocked Up and This is 40. Apatow will testify against Homer in the episode and will give a "hilarious, self-important speech about Hollywood people," according to Selman.
He also explained Rogen's and Tatum's cameos in the episode: "Channing Tatum loves to do surprise twists in movies, a la This is the End, and he has a surprise twist in this one too."
Halford will be singing a parody of Judas Priest's Breaking the Law while trying to arrest Homer.
The show has yet to announce when the respective episode will air.