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Judd Apatow Says New Pee-Wee Herman Movie Could Be Coming "Soon"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 21, 2014 3:47 PM
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A few years ago, it seemed we couldn't stop hearing about a new Pee-wee Herman movie, with both producer Judd Apatow and star Paul Reubens continually teasing about the brewing project. "I would give anything to tell you right this second the plot of this movie because I'm so excited about it and it's so phenomenal and you would laugh your asses off if I told you," Reubens teased at SXSW in 2011. "But I can't tell. I begged Judd Apatow to let me announce it here and I don't know why, but he doesn't want to do that yet."

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Comic-Con '11: Justin Bieber To Appear In Pee-Wee Herman-Judd Apatow Collaboration?

  • By Kimber Myers
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  • July 25, 2011 6:24 AM
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If Pee-Wee Herman (aka Paul Reubens) has his way, that is. Though Herman appeared at Comic-Con International's massive Hall H on Thursday to share info about his new film with Judd Apatow (and generally charm the crowd), he kept this choice detail for an interview with MTV. There's no commitment from Bieber -- yet -- likely because Thursday's interview was the first time Herman mentioned this, but Bieber reads mtv.com, right?

SXSW: Paul Reubens Says He's Heard Rumors That David O. Russell's Camp Is Trying To Bury 'Nailed'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 13, 2011 11:04 AM
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Says The Film Is "Great" And Features Strong Performances From Jake Gyllenhaal & Jessica Biel; Reveals That He Was Screamed At The First Day On SetThe sordid saga of David O. Russell's aborted "Nailed" continues. The short version of the story goes like this: production on the film was stopped and started numerous times as shady financier David Bergstein kept running out of money and eventually the film shut down completely with only one scene left to be filmed. The movie has since changed hands to new owners who are eager to finish the film, but David O. Russell has washed his hands of the movie, and moved on to shoot the critically acclaimed "The Fighter." Just over a week ago, a test screening for the film happened in California and according to a reader report sent to us, the film was in very, very raw, rough shape.

SXSW: Paul Reubens Says Judd Apatow Is Swearing Him To Secrecy On The Plot Of The Pee Wee Movie

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 13, 2011 9:02 AM
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Actor Wants To Use CGI To De-Age His FaceEver since it was revealed that comedy giant Judd Apatow would be producing and possibly directing a new, Pee Wee Herman movie, interviewers have been trying to squeeze details out of Apatow without much luck. Recently, all Apatow would confirm is that it wouldn't be a direct sequel and the film would exist very much in a world of it's own without necessarily reflecting to previous films. However, Paul Reubens has proven to be much more chatty about the gestating film and in a panel conversation this afternoon at SXSW, the actor revealed that as much as he wanted to spill the beans, Apatow's iron grip on story details is keeping him mum, for now.

Judd Apatow To Direct New Pee-Wee Herman Movie?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 10, 2011 11:45 AM
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The answer is probably "No," but it's an intriguing prospect and you just never know what might happen. Last summer, it was revealed that Judd Apatow would be producing a brand new Pee Wee Herman movie but it appears as Apatow may consider the director's chair as well.

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