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Judd Apatow's Next Directorial Effort Is Amy Schumer's 'Train Wreck'

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist November 27, 2013 at 9:37AM

At the end of the summer, news surfaced that Universal had snapped up a script by comedian Amy Schumer that she was writing as a star vehicle for herself, with Judd Apatow producing. And it was interesting, but not exactly monumental news, as Apatow often puts his weight behind rising comic talent (he's a producer on Lena Dunham's "Girls," for example). But it looks like that producing gig has turned into his next directorial project.
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Judd Apatow

At the end of the summer, news surfaced that Universal had snapped up a script by comedian Amy Schumer that she was writing as a star vehicle for herself, with Judd Apatow producing. And it was interesting, but not exactly monumental news, as Apatow often puts his weight behind rising comic talent (he's a producer on Lena Dunham's "Girls," for example). But it looks like that producing gig has turned into his next directorial project.

THR reveals that Apatow and Schumer are now taking meetings with potential actors for "Train Wreck." Though it's broad strokes at the moment, the story will center on a woman who's a "basket case," played by Schumer, who is trying to rebuild her life, with a boyfriend, parent and best friend all in the mix of characters she's dealing with. And that's really all that's known at the moment. It's an interesting move for Apatow as it will be his first film as a director centered entirely (presumably) on a woman, which could be a nice change of pace from his usually more bro-tacular outings (though "This Is 40" was an attempt to do something a bit more mature).

It seems casting has been going on all month, so we'd reckon that after the Thanksgiving holiday there may be more solid word on the project as it continues to gear up. A new Apatow movie by the end of 2014? It's not outside the realm of possibility.

This article is related to: Judd Apatow, Amy Schumer, Trainwreck


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