Not long ago, Kevin Smith told fans on his blog that he had all but cast both lead roles in the upcoming Zack & Miri Make a Porno. Well Variety tells us today who actually nabbed the parts, and it turned out to be Seth Rogen (who'd been rumored for awhile) and Elizabeth Banks -- both of which are excellent choices, in my opinion. Rogen and Banks also appeared together in The 40 Year Old Virgin, but neither have ever shown up in a Kevin Smith film. Shooting is set to begin this January in Pittsburgh, but there's currently no word on a release date.

Zack & Miri Make a Porno revolves around two platonic friends who, strapped for cash and in debt, decide to make a porno with help from some friends. Problems arise when both Zack and Miri realize they may have "more than friends" feelings for one another. For awhile Jason Bateman was said to be up for a role, but he denied that. And Rosario Dawson was up for the Miri role, but she opted to take on another project due to scheduling conflicts. The only additional cast members we know of at this time are Jason Mewes and IMDb also lists Jeff Anderson (both are long-time Smith collaborators). I love this mix between the Smith and Apatow crews -- both writer/directors are tremendous when it comes to pop-centric dialogue, and I have a feeling that Zack & Miri will not only go down as one of Smith's best films, but it will also be the one that snags him duckets at the box office. Rogen? Banks? You like?