Judd Apatow Directing a 'Train Wreck' from Comedian Amy Schumer
Just recently, we heard that Judd Apatow was working with Keegan Michael-Key and Jordan Peele (stars of "Key & Peele") to produce and write a new comedy for Universal. However, his next project will be something different, with another comedy talent who has found success at Comedy Central. In a story about big projects looking for cast members, THR (via The Playlist) has revealed that Apatow is directing a film called Train Wreck, written by and starring comedian Amy Schumer, star and creator of the series "Inside Amy Schumer." Sounds like Apatow is building up some more outstanding comedic talent for film.
Apatow is responsible for giving talents like Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill and Jason Segel their big break on TV and in film, not to mention turning Steve Carell into a comedy star with the surprise hit The 40-Year-Old Virgin. As of now, the only details about the story are that it will follow Schumer as a complete basket case who is trying to rebuild her life with her boyfriend, best friend and parent in tow. Honestly, with Apatow and Schumer involved, that's all we really need to know to have our interest piqued. This will be the first film Apatow has done that follows a female as the only main character, so maybe he's trying to get onboard the success that Paul Feig has found with female driven comedies like Bridesmaids and The Heat. We're not sure how soon this will come together, but stay tuned.