January 8, 2014
Amy Schumer And Judd Apatow's TRAINWRECK Set For July 2015 Release
Deadline reports that the raunchy comedy Trainwreck has set a release date of July 24th, 2015. A bold move by Universal, as it places the R-rated comedy smack between Batman Vs Superman and Ant-Man. The film was written and conceived by comedian Amy Schumer, who will star as the film's lead. Her project caught the attention or producer Judd Apatow, who eventually signed-on to direct the film. It's rare to see Judd direct a film he hasn't created/written himself, but it should be noted he help develop it with Amy.
Judd has a had a bit of slump lately with Funny People and This Is 40, films that didn't end up winning over critics or audiences. Unlike, his previous films like 40 Year-Old Virgin and Knocked Up that were considered massive successes. There is some hope that Trainwreck could help him branch out and allow someone else to handle the main writing duties. I have my fingers crossed that Judd's children will not show up, while understanding that Leslie Mann is a package deal with having Judd direct.
One thing is for sure Mr. Apatow has an eye for comedic film talent, discovering people such as Steve Carrell, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill and Seth Rogen. We'll have to wait and see if Amy will breakout in a similar fashion. The synopsis for the film isn't being released but is said to focus on the debauchery lifestyle of Amy's character.