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Judd Apatow's Funny People Teaser Poster Plus Open Casting

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November 13, 2008

Funny People Teaser Poster

Universal has debuted the first teaser poster for Judd Apatow's Funny People, his highly anticipated stand up comedian dramedy due out next summer. In addition to the debut of the teaser poster, Universal has launched an open casting call to win a walk-on role in the film. Apatow has recorded an introductory message that can be seen over on their MySpace. All you need to do is leave a comment on the MySpace page explaining in 100 words or less why you should win the role. Winners will be judged on quality of expression, originality, and enthusiasm. Besides that, take a look at the new teaser poster - which doesn't show much but is at least a good introduction to the cast we'll be seeing on the big screen next year.

For those who are curious to know more about the story, we wrote up an extensive look at the plot of the film previously. It sounds like a great idea and I can't wait to see if Apatow will give Adam Sandler the reboot he needs, because at the moment, he just isn't as good as he was years ago. Excited?

Funny People Poster

Funny People is both written and directed by comedy mastermind Judd Apatow, of 40 Year Old Virgin and Knocked Up, as well as "Freaks and Geeks", previously. The story in the film is inspired by Apatow's own real life experiences. Universal is debuting Funny People in theaters everywhere on July 31st, 2009!

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Reader Feedback - 13 Comments

1

I like that poster

big r on Nov 13, 2008

2

imagine if this movie sucked ass.

darrin on Nov 13, 2008

3

Hold on Darrin. I'll try to imagine that... ...Yeah, that would suck if it sucked.

Quanah on Nov 13, 2008

4

Looks great but why Leslie Mann..i'd rather see Tina fey.

Dexter on Nov 13, 2008

5

Everytime Apatow helms both the writing and directing of a movie, it truly is a monumental occasion. Hopefully Sandler's performance will live up to what we expect from him after Punch Drunk Love.

Itri on Nov 13, 2008

6

new watchmen trailer on yahoo

darrin on Nov 13, 2008

7

Fitting poster for the title (they're all funny people)... Dexter, I think the reason that Leslie was chosen over Tina is because Judd Apatow is married to Leslie...go figure.

Conrad on Nov 13, 2008

8

Sandler needs a career reboot? Maybe creatively, but the man has been a solid box office draw for years. 4 of his last 5 movies earned over $100 million at the box office. Don't Mess with The Zohan - another Sandler/Apatow collaboration was a $100M+ earner. http://www.boxofficemojo.com/people/chart/?id=adamsandler.htm I'm not an Adam Sandler apologist, but I'm having trouble what yard stick you're measuring his success by?

Tom Brazelton on Nov 13, 2008

9

Tom - You're missing the point... Just because his movis have made money, to me, doesn't mean he's as good as he was. I think he's lost his edge recently. He's no longer the amazing Sandler that we all know and love from his Billy Madison / Happy Gilmore days. And I'm trying to say that I think Funny People could really reboot him again, just like Reign Over Me sort of started him down that path... I like Sandler a lot, but I want to see him still improving.

Alex Billington on Nov 13, 2008

10

Oh, I don't disagree that he's been on a downward trend, but he hasn't been the Sandler from the Billy Madison / Happy Gilmore days since... what? - Mr. Deeds? I don't think he can really go back to being that kind of idiot. The man is in his 40's. Films like Punch Drunk Love and Reign Over Me are a nice stretch, but he can't turn his back on his core audience, either. I don't mean to infer that box office receipts is how ANYONE should define success. But you said he need a "career reboot" and I wasn't thinking you meant "credibility reboot."

Tom Brazelton on Nov 13, 2008

11

horrible

Not You on Nov 14, 2008

12

Adam Sandler was always the "bro" character that didn't need a sidekick to make a movie awesome, he just needed a girl, aka the goal of the story, and some side characters to talk to, like the dog from Little Nicky, the butler from Mr. Deeds, or the gay friends in Big Daddy. I think Big Daddy was the only one where he had a sidekick, and that was his young ward: the kid he adopted. Now I don't see why he can't go back to making bro movies, they were great! And his latest movies suck. 8 Crazy Nights was his last great movie.

Kail on Nov 15, 2008

13

I should have entered your funny people contest but I'm a total prick so I didn't - pabloDIABLO

Paul Fuentes on Dec 31, 2008

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