Barkhad Abdi, Mike Birbiglia and Jon Glaser are in negotiations to join Judd Apatow and Universal’s “Trainwreck.”
Vanessa Bayer, John Cena, and Ezra Miller are also in talks to join the cast. Tilda Swinton in early talks to join as well.
The Anchorman 2 producer will direct Schumer’s Train Wreck, which has reportedly begun casting. Train Wreck will star comedienne Amy Schumer who plays “a basket case who tries to rebuild her life.” Apatow and producer Barry Mendel are still looking to cast Schumer’s boyfriend, best friend and a parent.
Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner and Judd Apatow are live now as part of #ComedyFest.
"Tom Cruise and I have movies coming out the same night- this Friday-but we are not competitive. We are supportive!" -Judd Apatow on Twitter
‘Girls’ Season One Deleted Scene
In this deleted scene from season one, Hannah fails to get a job at a cupcake shop.
“I have always loved comedy, and this portfolio and issue, filled with men and women I admire, are my attempt to show you what it means to me. Some of them have shaped my sensibility; others just make me laugh.” -Judd Apatow for Vanity Fair
In the interview Apatow tells Conan his ‘Simpsons’ episode is getting made.
New Full Trailer: ‘This Is 40’ | Yahoo
While I think this trailer is so much better than the teaser, the end gag is a recreation of the ‘shrooming scene in ‘Knocked Up’ and it was very daring of them to put “This is everyone’s story” in there. Basically, it’s setting itself up for a lot.
First Image From Judd Apatow’s ‘Knocked-Up’ spin-off, ‘This Is Forty’
The LA Times has posted the first image from Judd Apatow’s ‘Knocked-Up’ spin-off, ‘This Is Forty’. According to The LA TImes ’This Is Forty’ “picks up with the family a few years after “Knocked Up.” Pete’s music label is struggling and Debbie’s vanity business, a dress shop staffed by the comely Desi (Megan Fox) and the awkward Jodi (Charlyne Yi), needs to help cover the household budget.” Leslie Mann and Judd Apatow’s real-life daughters, Maude and Iris Apatow, will be reprising their roles from ‘Knocked Up’ as well.
‘This Is Forty’ Opens December 21st, 2012 ( Just in time for the end of the world).
I used to be a die hard Judd Apatow fan and ‘Funny People’ pretty much killed that. If Apatow is going back to characters from his previous films, Pete and Debbie from ‘Knocked-Up’ are the most logical characters to see more from. They were easily the best thing in ‘Knocked-Up’, and Judd’s strengths as a storyteller come from his views on marriage. Hopefully Judd Apatow has learned to edit down his movies to a solid two hours runtime. ‘Funny People’ being close to three hours long was almost unbearable, and showed he still wasn’t confident in editing down his films. My other worry is that I do love me some Leslie Mann, but ‘Funny People’ and ‘The Change-Up’ were great examples of quality vs. quantity. She’s great in moderation, but with her being Judd Apatow’s wife, he might not be aware of that when it comes to the viewer. Either way, I’m curious to see if ‘Funny People’ was just a bad egg or if Judd Apatow still has it.