August 26, 2013
Judd Apatow Producing Untitled Amy Schumer Starring-Vehicle
Deadline reports that Judd Apatow will be producing a script written by comedian Amy Schumer with Universal Pictures also involved in the deal. The film will be written by Schumer with Apatow helping shape it's story. This is has potential written all over it. While Apatow's own features seem to be lengthy self-indulgent love letters to his family. His work as a producer and eye for comedic talent is close to that of Mel Brooks. Discovering such talents as Steve Carrell, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Jason Segel, Bill Hader and Aubrey Plaza. Judd produced the Oscar winning Bridesmaids which saw both Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy breakout on the national stage as well. He's also behind the massive success of Lena Dunham's Girls which gives a view of the younger generation of 20 something women (something we rarely see in comedic form). I'm beyond excited to see Ms. Schumer move on from a luke-warm TV series and repetitive Comedy Central Roasts.