Universal Sets Judd Apatow's 'Train Wreck' with Amy Schumer for 2015
by Ethan Anderton
January 8, 2014
Briefly: Just after Thanksgiving, we learned Judd Apatow's next film would be a starring vehicle for comedian Amy Schumer called Train Wreck. Now Universal has set the film in the super-packed release year of 2015. The studio has announced that the new comedy will hit theaters on July 24th, 2015, making it the first film to stake a claim on that date. However, it does come out between Warner Bros. Batman vs. Superman on July 17th and Marvel's Ant-Man on July 31st, which are both big players. Of course, a comedy is good counter-programming for anyone who doesn't care about comic book flicks. Schumer stars in the film as a complete basket case trying to rebuild her life with her boyfriend, best friend and parent in tow.
Schumer is also writer the comedy along with Apatow, and we're pretty interested to see how the director does with a female in the lead. While he's given prominent roles to his wife Leslie Mann in This is 40 and Knocked Up, along with Katherine Heigl, he's yet to direct a film that focuses on a sole female lead. Maybe Apatow has been inspired by Paul Feig's female-centric success with Bridesmaids and The Heat, and he wants a crack at it. Placing the film in 2015 is just more craziness for that year, and it seems like everyone will have a film hitting theaters. Stay tuned for any updates.