Judd Apatow's Funny People Teaser Poster Plus Open Casting
by Alex Billington
November 13, 2008
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 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!