With Funny People and last year’s This is 40, Judd Apatow appeared to be on a certain track—that of delivering lengthy dramedies that mix crass, improv-heavy humor and melancholy character drama with mixed results. Now, it’s looking as though the comedy superstar might break this trend with his latest feature.
The Hollywood Reporter, rather subtly revealed in a casting news round-up that Apatow is now on board to direct Train Wreck, a project he’d previously only been attached to as producer. First announced back in August, the film will star Amy Schumer as a “basket case who tries to rebuild her life.”
The comedienne, whose career experienced a huge boom in the past few years thanks to her show-stealing sets on several Comedy Central Roasts and her hit sketch show Inside Amy Schumer, also wrote the screenplay. The project is currently looking to cast the main character’s “boyfriend, best friend/co-worker and parent.”