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It wasn’t a question of if, only when we would get a movie from the The Lonely Island. Universal has acquired the untitled comedy project from the Lonely Island boys; the trio of course insists of Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone. Schaffer (Hot Rod) and Taccone (MacGruber) are set to co-direct the movie which “takes place in the music world”. Judd Apatow will produce the film alongside Samberg, Schaffer, and Taccone.
There are no story details yet; I’m hoping they will just play themselves and just do a few music videos and some sketches; some in 3D for no reason and with a plethora of guest stars. Money. The three have been doing comedy together since junior high school, and when Samberg joined SNL, Schaffer and Taccone joined the writing team. Friendship.
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Judd Apatow gave a little update regarding the next Pee-Wee Herman movie, which we last heard about long ago. Apatow told THR that he recently went to see PEE-WEE LIVE, which he and his wife Leslie Mann enjoyed enough for them to mention the progress on the movie:
THR: You were going to do a film with him?
JUDD APATOW: We’re pretty close to getting that going.
THR: Does it have a title or subject?
JUDD APATOW: That’s a very good question. We’ve kicked around a couple of titles. Pee-wee takes a Holiday—that was one of them. But we have a great script that he wrote with a friend of mine, Paul Rust and I think we’re probably going to get to do that soon.
It’s easy to say production won’t begin this year, but it’s nice to hear that it isn’t officially dead yet. Are you still excited for the flick?
There is now a release date for Judd Apatow’s next directorial effort titled Trainwreck says Deadline. The movie was written by and will star comedian Amy Schumer and will open in theaters on July 24, 2015. This is Apatow’s first directorial feature that he did not write himself, he did however develop the project with Schumer before she wrote the script. In the flick, Schumer stars as “a basket case who tries to rebuild her life, but still to be found are her boyfriend, a best friend/co-worker and a parent.”
Below you can watch a new featurette for Judd Apatow’s upcoming comedy This Is 40, a “sort-of” sequel to Knocked Up. The movie as we know now picks up five years after the events of Knocked Up and will center on the relationship between Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann).
In the featurette, Apatow talks about why he decided to the characters back, also Mann and Rudd talk about the real-life problems facing their characters. I’ve heard a lot of positive things about the movie, it’s funny and touching the early screenings are getting from people, I look forward to checking this one out on December 21st.
A new trailer [here is the first one] for director Judd Apatow’s This Is 40 is here, it’s a follow up to Knocked Up. The movie follows Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann’s characters as they approach middle age. I expect some laughs and crude humor, as well as some sweet moments; it’s an Apatow movie after all. Albert Brooks plays Rudd’s father, now that’s something to see.
The movie also stars Megan Fox, Chris O’Dowd, Lena Dunham, Ryan Lee, Charlene Yi, Robert Smigel, Wyatt Russell, Melissa McCarthy, Jason Segel and John Lithgow.
This Is 40 opens on December 21st, watch the trailer below:
Here is the first trailer for Judd Apatow’s This Is 40, the “sort-of sequel” to Knocked Up. It takes a look at the lives of Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann) a few years after the events of Knocked Up. There could be a great movie here, a dramedy of dealing with aging and adulthood is something Apatow should be good at as his body of work (Freaks and Geeks, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Funny People) has tackled it somewhat before.
This Is 40 opens on December 21st 2012.
Writer/director/producer Judd Apatow (The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Funny People) brings audiences This Is 40, an original comedy that expands upon the story of Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann) from the blockbuster hit Knocked Up as we see firsthand how they are dealing with their current state of life.
It was just two years ago when we had the displeasure of sharing the new that Paramount had passed on a sequel to Anchorman, today we have different news.
Will Ferrell appeared as Ron Burgandy on Conan last night and announced that Anchorman 2 is a go (see video below). Deadline confirms the sequel will have Judd Apatow producing, McKay writing and directing, and Ferrell starring with Steve Carell and Paul Rudd. No word yet on the rest of the cast from the original.
Here’s Ferrell’s appearance on Conan:
FYI: Ron Burgundy’s license plate is “IM #1.”
The Five Year Engagement stars Jason Segel and Emily Blunt. It is directed by Nicholas Stoller (Forgetting Sarah Marshall) and opens April 27, 2012. Stoller and Segel co-wrote the script and Judd Apatow and Rodney Rothman produced.
The film follows a young couple’s extended engagement and the ups and downs they experience along the way. The trailer has laughs and there can never be anything wrong with Emily Blunt, she will win you over with her cirque du soleil impression. Watch it below:
Paul Rust and I just turned in a draft to Judd last week. He’s bringing such an interesting side to it. He’s constantly having us talk about and address the emotional core of Pee-wee Herman. It’s adding a dimension I never had before. Judd, if you’re reading this, I think it’s ready to green light!
It’s good to see Reubens getting excited about returning to the big screen, his HBO special “Pee-Wee Herman Show on Broadway” is up for an Emmy which shows he’s still got something people want to see I think. Thoughts?
Pee-wee has been making a comeback for the past little while (video below), and Paul Reubens has been talking about making a few movies now for what seems like forever. Now we are getting somewhere…There’s word that one of these two films is being developed for Universal by Judd Apatow, with Reubens writing. Reubens said he wanted to do a more ‘adult’ oriented film and also a kid’s movie. So with Apatow at the helm, I’m thinking this may be the adult version.
Variety says that Apatow is working with Universal and Reubens to create “a road pic built around a gigantic adventure.” Apatow is only producing at this point, not directing. Here is some nice things they had to say about each other: (more…)