While many of us hoped it would happen, it seemed too bonkers and too good to be true, but it turns out Seth Rogen's upcoming R-rated animation Sausage Party is a real thing and we're going to be seeing it pretty soon on the big screen in the UK. In the meantime, Sony Pictures has released a glimpse of the comedy ahead of its August cinema release, showcasing some of the cast members' food-based characters.

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Seth Rogen wrote the original screenplay along with Bad Neighbours 2 scribe Evan Goldberg Reuters

The still allows viewers a good look at the characters voiced by Kristen Wiig, Rogen, Edward Norton and David Krumholtz, who will be playing respectively a currently unnamed hot dog bun, Frank the frankfurter, Sammy Bagel Jr and Vash... a lavash.

They will be joined on screen by other A-listers including Jonah Hill as Carl, Michael Cera as Barry and Anders Holm as Troy (more sausages), Salma Hayek as Theresa the taco, Nick Kroll as the reportedly villainous Douche and Bill Hader as "some guacamole and an old bottle of liquor".

James Franco, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson and Paul Rudd will also star. However, their roles in the movie are currently unknown.

Directed by Thomas & Friends' Greg Tiernan and Shrek 2's Conrad Vernon, the film follows the story of Frank, after he falls out of a shopping cart and, along with his friends, embarks on a journey to "discover the truth about his existence". However, the foodstuffs must make sure they get back to the supermarket and their aisles before the Fourth of July sale, or else, we imagine, they'll be hell to pay.

Don't be fooled by the silly sounding plot, though, the screenplay has been penned by seriously talented comedy writers Evan Goldberg (Pineapple Express), The Night Before's Ariel Shaffir and Kyle Hunter as well as Rogen himself. On top of that, multiple Oscar-winner Alan Menken, the composer behind scores of films such as Beauty And The Beast and Pocahontas, has been brought on board to create the movie's music.

At the moment, the film-makers hope to present a work-in-progress cut at South by Southwest Film Festival (SXSW) this year, and the movie is due to open in UK and US cinemas on 12 August 2016.

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