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During a firefight in a foreign country, the secretary of state (Charlize Theron) and her speeechwriter (Seth Rogen) end up sequestered in a bomb shelter. Debris is in the air. Will love be, too?
Scenarios like these that mix intensity, absurdity and chemistry are typical of the romantic comedy “Long Shot.” In this sequence, the director Jonathan Levine discusses how he worked with his actors to get just the right blend of all three.