As the man who assisted in bringing the sadly short-lived Freaks & Geeks to the screen, Judd Apatow helped launch the careers of Seth Rogen, James Franco, Jason Segel, Martin Starr and more. With his increased profile in Hollywood, he’s continuing the trend of establishing up-and-comers, giving Kristen Wiig her first leading role, helping Lena Dunham launch her own TV series, and his next directorial effort will give another emerging comedian a chance to lead her own feature.
After being initially announced as a producer on the project, THR confirms Apatow has found his next directorial feature with Train Wreck. Scripted and starring Amy Schumer, the film will follow her as a “a basket case who tries to rebuild her life, but still to be found are her boyfriend, a best friend/co-worker and a parent.” Although she’s briefly seen in Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, Girls and Louie, the project would easily be Schumer’s break-out and the duo are currently meeting with actors for a hopeful shoot next year.
While I wasn’t a big fan of Apatow’s This is 40, as it much of it felt tired and repetitive, hopefully a fresh voice like Schumer is just what he needs to craft a successful new feature. As we await more details, check out a video of Schumer on Conan, taking on a heckler, and part of her Comedy Central stand-up.
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