Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
New ‘Ant-Man’ Photos; Movie May Include More Marvel Cinematic Universe Characters New ‘Ant-Man’ Photos; Movie May Include More Marvel Cinematic Universe Characters Over 30 New 'Jurassic World' Photos, Plus 2 New Clips & Lots Of New TV Spots Over 30 New 'Jurassic World' Photos, Plus 2 New Clips & Lots Of New TV Spots Matt Damon Goes Interstellar Again In New Pics From Ridley Scott's 'The Martian' Matt Damon Goes Interstellar Again In New Pics From Ridley Scott's 'The Martian' First Look: Matt Damon As An Astronaut In Ridley Scott’s ‘The Martian’ First Look: Matt Damon As An Astronaut In Ridley Scott’s ‘The Martian’ Cannes Review: Justin Kurzel's 'Macbeth' Starring Michael Fassbender & Marion Cotillard Cannes Review: Justin Kurzel's 'Macbeth' Starring Michael Fassbender & Marion Cotillard Watch: Incredible Vintage Footage Of Audience Reactions To 'The Exorcist' In 1973 Watch: Incredible Vintage Footage Of Audience Reactions To 'The Exorcist' In 1973 Cannes Review: Gaspar Noé's Hardcore And Softhearted 'Love' Cannes Review: Gaspar Noé's Hardcore And Softhearted 'Love' Here's The Character Backstory For Doof aka Guitar Flamethrower Dude In 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Here's The Character Backstory For Doof aka Guitar Flamethrower Dude In 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Cannes Review: Hou Hsiao-Hsien's 'The Assassin' Is An Epic Visual Poem Cannes Review: Hou Hsiao-Hsien's 'The Assassin' Is An Epic Visual Poem The 10 Most Controversial Cannes Films Ever The 10 Most Controversial Cannes Films Ever Roger Deakins To Shoot Denis Villeneuve's 'Blade Runner' Sequel Roger Deakins To Shoot Denis Villeneuve's 'Blade Runner' Sequel More NSFW Posters For Gaspar Noe's 3D 'Love' Plus The Official Director's Statement More NSFW Posters For Gaspar Noe's 3D 'Love' Plus The Official Director's Statement Cannes: Watch A Three Way Makeout In The First Clip From Gaspar Noe’s 3D ‘Love’ Plus New NSFW Image Cannes: Watch A Three Way Makeout In The First Clip From Gaspar Noe’s 3D ‘Love’ Plus New NSFW Image Simon Pegg Worries That Adults Obsessed With Comics & Sci-Fi Have Become "Infantilized By Our Own Taste" Simon Pegg Worries That Adults Obsessed With Comics & Sci-Fi Have Become "Infantilized By Our Own Taste" George Miller Says 'Interstellar' Came Close To What His Version Of 'Contact' Would've Been Like George Miller Says 'Interstellar' Came Close To What His Version Of 'Contact' Would've Been Like New NSFW, Extremely Graphic, Adults-Only Poster For Gaspar Noe's 'Love' New NSFW, Extremely Graphic, Adults-Only Poster For Gaspar Noe's 'Love' The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season 10 Movies Booed At Cannes 10 Movies Booed At Cannes All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More

Universal Reteams With 'Bridesmaids' Director Paul Feig & Producer Judd Apatow For New Comedy

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist June 7, 2011 at 9:27AM

Well, that didn't take too long. With "Bridesmaids" proving to be a critical smash and a huge box office surprise, crossing $100 million this past weekend in domestic ticket sales, Universal has re-upped their relationship with the film's director Paul Feig and producer Judd Apatow.
1


Well, that didn't take too long. With "Bridesmaids" proving to be a critical smash and a huge box office surprise, crossing $100 million this past weekend in domestic ticket sales, Universal has re-upped their relationship with the film's director Paul Feig and producer Judd Apatow.

Deadline reports that the studio has picked up a comic pitch that will find the duo returning to their roles behind the camera. Details are under wraps for now, but it's described as "an unconventional love story" that Feig "has been working on for awhile" with the suggestion being it could roll in front of cameras sooner rather than later. When we spoke to Feig last month, he definitely listed this project as one of two he might do after "Bridesmaids" -- and while he didn't share any more secrets with us -- it looks like this film has taken the pole position. And he might bring some of the "Bridesmaids" stars with him.

“There’s an original [project] that I’m going to do for a couple of the members in our ['Bridemaids'] cast,” Feig had told us. “The [new project] I’m working on would be for [Judd and I] to work together on again. I just love working with him, I think we work really well together, our voices mesh in a nice way.” Of course, no one is officially attached yet and we'll have to wait to see just who comes aboard.

Feig has also said that he's developing a romantic comedy for "Bridesmaids" breakout star Melissa McCarthy, so it's very possible that these two projects are one and the same. Of course McCarthy and "Bridesmaids" writer Annie Mumolo have sold their own separate comedy pitch to Paramount, so no matter how you look at it, the "Bridesmaids" team are reaping the rewards of this film (though why star Kristen Wiig hasn't announced any major new deals and or found funding for what's supposed to be her next project, "Imogene" which is supposed to (hopefully) shoot this summer, is a bit of a mystery to us).

We're definitely glad to see Feig get a megahit under his belt, allowing the same doors to be opened for more original work from the underrated writer/director. And if you haven't seen "Bridesmaids," what are you waiting for? It's in theaters now.

This article is related to: Film Studios, Judd Apatow, Paul Feig, Universal


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates