Judd Apatow to Direct ‘Train Wreck’ for Writer/Star Amy Schumer

By Will Ashton


While he attaches himself to a number of projects as a producer, Judd Apatow has only directed four films in his career: The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Funny People and last year’s This is 40. It appears, however, that he has decided on his fifth feature, as he has now attached himself as the director of Amy Schumer’s Train Wreck.

The Hollywood Reporter announced that the film, which Apatow was already attached to produce since the summer, would be his next directing vehicle. The film, which Schumer has written and will star in, will center on “a basket case who tries to rebuild her life.” Currently, they are looking for a “boyfriend, best friend/co-worker and a parent” to cast opposite of Schumer.

No word has been made as to when production will begin, but it is expected the filming will begin sometime in 2014 for a 2015 release. This will be the first film that Apatow will direct that he has not written, although he did share the pen with Steve Carell for The 40-Year-Old Virgin. There’s no word, however, as to whether or not he will touch up the script before cameras roll.

Apatow has recently produced Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, which will be in theaters on December 18. He also produces Girls, which will be starting its third season on January 12 on HBO. Schumer can be seen on her hit show Inside Amy Schumer, which was picked up for a season season in May.


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