Comedy director Judd Apatow already has firm footing at HBO as the executive producer of the network’s hit show Girls from writer, director and star Lena Dunham, and now he’s hoping to add another show to the cable giant’s comedy line-up.
Comedian Pete Holmes, former star of his own TBS late night show, will star in a semi-autobiographical series called Crashing, playing a version of himself. If you’re not acquainted with the comedy of Pete Holmes, I suggest educating yourself immediately.
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Posted on Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 by Angie Han
Netflix recently began making inroads into distributing theatrical-quality films, and now they’re just about ready to show off the results. The company has announced scheduling for four upcoming movies: Cary Fukunaga‘s Beasts of No Nation, Adam Sandler‘s The Ridiculous Six, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend, and Pee-wee’s Big Holiday.
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Posted on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015 by Angie Han
In the past couple of years, Amy Schumer has emerged as one of TV’s brightest comic talents. Now she’s poised to light up the big screen as well, with this summer’s Trainwreck. The new comedy by Judd Apatow centers on a career woman / commitmentphobe who rethinks her no-strings credo when she meets a charming doctor played by Bill Hader. Watch the Trainwreck international trailer after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, May 14th, 2015 by Angie Han
For a musical group that exists as a parody of other musical groups, The Lonely Island has achieved some legitimate success. Their next accomplishment will be Top Secret Untitled Lonely Island Movie, a feature produced by Judd Apatow.
All three Lonely Island members (that’s Jorma Taccone, Akiva Schaffer, and Andy Samberg) are starring. Two-thirds of them (Taccone and Schaffer) are directing. As production gets underway, some new details and a funny teaser poster have emerged. Get the latest updates on the Top Secret Untitled Lonely Island Movie after the jump.
Update: Sarah Silverman is joining the Lonely Island gang for their movie. More details on her casting after the jump. Read More »
Writers Jon Lucas and Scott Moore (The Hangover, 21 & Over) are preparing to direct a comedy starring Leslie Mann, with Judd Apatow acting as producer. The film is currently untitled but having that duo locked as participants is good enough to mark its space in the comedy landscape. Now Paramount has picked up the project, and will release it next year. Read More »
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After chronicling the love lives of romantically ambivalent men from every conceivable angle, Judd Apatow is branching out this year by chronicling the love life of a romantically ambivalent woman in Trainwreck. Now his latest new project will take him much further afield, all the way to the front lines of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars.
Apatow is currently working on an adaptation of Redeployment*, Phil Klay‘s National Book Award-winning short story collection about American soldiers at war and at home. More on the Judd Apatow Redeployment movie after the jump.
* Update: To clarify, Apatow calls his new movie with Klay “an original screenplay.” However, it’s clear the project has very similar themes as Redeployment even if it isn’t a direct adaptation. Original story follows.
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Knowing the comedy of Amy Schumer and Judd Apatow, you get the feeling there aren’t many clips from the upcoming Trainwreck that are safe for work. They did manage to find one, though. It features Bill Hader‘s character calling Schumer’s character the day after they sleep together. Notoriously promiscuous, Schumer’s character and her friend (Vanessa Bayer) are very confused at the seemingly normal, kind gesture. Hader’s friend, on the other hand, is loving it. Oh, and his friend is NBA MVP Lebron James.
Trainwreck opens July 17. Watch the first Trainwreck clip below. Read More »
Comedy, animation, action, fantasy, pretty much every genre is in this edition of Sequel Bits. Below, read about the following:
- Shannen Doherty will be back for Mallrats 2.
- New photos from Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday.
- Genndy Tartakovsky won’t do Hotel Transylvania 3.
- Alex Winter thinks if Bill & Ted 3 doesn’t happen soon, it won’t happen at all.
- A fourth Girl With Dragon Tattoo book could reignite the franchise.
- See a intriguing set photo from Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.
- Pirates 5 puts out an interesting casting call.
- Dredd screenwriter Alex Garland talks Dredd 2.
- Sam Jones says the wheels are in motion for a Flash Gordon sequel.
- Judd Apatow – and no one else – wanted to make Superbad 2.
- BD Wong, the only returning cast member for Jurassic Park, shows up in new Jurassic World still.
- Spectre is filming its opening in Mexico City.
- Ninja Turtles 2 starts shooting soon.
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Posted on Monday, March 16th, 2015 by Angie Han
Ten years have passed since Judd Apatow made his feature directing debut with The 40-Year-Old Virgin, but none of his films since have quite been able to surpass that first one. None, that is, until Trainwreck. If the early buzz out of SXSW is to be believed, his latest romantic comedy represents a new high mark for the comedy director.
Apatow’s not-so-secret weapon this time is Amy Schumer, who stars and wrote the script. In some ways, it’s familiar territory for Apatow — Schumer plays a woman who doesn’t quite have her life together, until she meets the one person who might finally inspire her to move forward — but Schumer’s unique sensibility puts a fresh spin on his perspective. Get the Trainwreck early buzz after the jump. Read More »