Judd Apatow

Apatow Writing Iraq War Dramedy with ‘Redeployment’ Author

Apatow Writing Iraq War Dramedy with ‘Redeployment’ Author

It isn't known how far along Judd Apatow and Phil Klay are on the screenplay, or when he may start production. Are you looking forward to Judd Apatow's Redeployment? Or do you think he should stick to comedy?

Redeployment comes to theaters in 2017.

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‘Pee-wee's Big Holiday’ Shooting in March for Netflix

‘Pee-wee's Big Holiday’ Shooting in March for Netflix

Netflix, the world's leading Internet TV network, will premiere exclusively in all of its territories the new feature film, Pee-wee's Big Holiday, starring Paul Reubens as the beloved fun-loving hero of TV, stage and film, Pee-wee Herman. Judd Apatow (Anchorman, Bridesmaids) and Paul Reubens, who worked together to bring the project to fruition, will produce the film. Paul Reubens and Paul Rust (Comedy Bang! Bang!, Arrested Development) wrote the film. John Lee (Broad City, Inside Amy Schumer) makes his feature film directorial debut with production beginning in early 2015.

Paul Reubens created the iconic character, Pee-wee Herman, while a member of the famed Los Angeles improv group The Groundlings. The Pee-wee Herman Show premiered at The Groundlings Theatre on February 7, 1981 at midnight. It quickly moved to The Roxy on Sunset Strip where it ran for an unprecedented five months. The HBO broadcast of the show introduced Pee-wee to a national audience. Pee-wee Herman was brought to the big screen in the hit 1985 comedy Pee-wee's Big Adventure, which Paul Reubens co-wrote and marked Tim Burton's directorial debut.  Reubens went on to create, co-write and co-direct Pee-wee's Playhouse on CBS where the series earned 22 Emmy® Awards during its five year run.  Reubens has been nominated for 14 Emmy® Awards, winning twice. In January of 2010, Reubens starred in, produced and co-wrote The Pee-wee Herman Show which completed a critically acclaimed four week run at LA Live's Club Nokia in Los Angeles.  With the incredible success in Los Angeles, Reubens brought The Pee-wee Herman Show to Broadway which opened November 11, 2010 to rave reviews with The New York Times calling the show, "Yummier than chocolate;" New York saying, "Welcome Back, Pee-wee! You were sorely missed;" and the New York Post saying, "the audience screams for joy!" Three decades after his first HBO special, Paul Reubens returned to the network with an exclusive version of the hit Broadway show.

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Judd Apatow and Laura Dern Will Produce Female Football Comedy

Judd Apatow and Laura Dern Will Produce Female Football Comedy

Judd Apatow and Laura Dern have teamed up to produce an Untitled Female Football Comedy from Team America: World Police co-writer Pam Brady.

Universal will release the ensemble project, which follows a group of obsessed female football fans. No cast members are in place just yet. Laura Dern came up with the idea, and took it directly to Judd Apatow. The pair then enlisted Pam Brady for screenwriting duties.

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Judd Apatow's ‘Trainwreck’ with Amy Schumer Gets Summer 2015 Release Date

Judd Apatow's ‘Trainwreck’ with Amy Schumer Gets Summer 2015 Release Date

Universal Pictures has set a July 24, 2015 release date for the new comedy Trainwreck, which stars Amy Schumer and is directed by Judd Apatow. As of now, the movie doesn't have any direct competition, although it is sandwiched between two potential blockbusters, Warner Bros.' Batman Vs. Superman (July 17) and Marvel's Ant-Man (July 31).

We first reported on the project back in November, when Judd Apatow signed on to direct from Amy Schumer's own screenplay, which he helped develop. This project will mark the first time the filmmaker has directed a project he has not written. The story centers on a woman (Amy Schumer) trying to put her life back together. No other cast members have been attached, although our report from November indicates that casting is under way in New York City, with the director seeking actors to play the lead's boyfriend, her best friend and one of her co-workers.

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Judd Apatow Will Direct Amy Schumer in ‘Train Wreck’

Judd Apatow Will Direct Amy Schumer in ‘Train Wreck’

Judd Apatow has signed on to direct Train Wreck, which has Amy Schumer attached to star.

The story follows a young woman (Amy Schumer) whose life is a complete mess, as she tries to get back on the right track. The director is currently seeking actors to play the lead's boyfriend, best friend/co-worker and one of her parents. Insiders claim that the director has met with actors in Los Angeles throughout the month of November, while Amy Schumer and producer Barry Mendel are also holding casting sessions in New York.

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EXCLUSIVE: Leslie Mann and Judd Apatow Talk ‘This Is 40’

EXCLUSIVE: Leslie Mann and Judd Apatow Talk ‘This Is 40’

Judd Apatow has made his directing career out of telling human stories that resonate with a lot of real emotion, while also being extremely funny comedies. He has a signature style that continues to shines through in his latest effort, This Is 40, which arrives on Blu-ray and DVD today, Friday, March 22nd.

This particular outing allowed him to once again work with his wife, Leslie Mann, and their two children Maude Apatow and Iris Apatow, in telling the continuing story of married couple Deb and Pete (Paul Rudd), whom we met in Judd Apatow's previous comedy Knocked Up. Here, the husband and wife are struggling to make ends meet while keeping their relationship afloat. Its Judd Apatow's most personal film to date, and a welcome entry in his long and storied career as both a writer and a producer.

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‘This Is 40’ Red Band Trailer Includes Deleted Scenes

‘This Is 40’ Red Band Trailer Includes Deleted Scenes

This Is 40 marks Judd Apatow's fourth directorial feature, and serves as a spin-off of his second film Knocked Up, following the secondary characters Deb (Leslie Mann) and Pete (Paul Rudd) as they enter into midlife. A new Red Band trailer has been released this morning, which includes deleted scenes that won't be seen when the movie debuts on December 21st, as well as a one minute TV spot, featuring a lot of that same footage, and a featurette that centers on Jason Segel's character Jason, who also appeared in Knocked Up. Watch as this old couple learns a few new tricks in maintaining their marriage and livelihood.

This Is 40 was released December 21st, 2012.

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‘This Is 40’ Photo with Leslie Mann and Daughters Maude and Iris Apatow

‘This Is 40’ Photo with Leslie Mann and Daughters Maude and Iris Apatow

The family enjoys a musical montage moment in this spin-off of director Judd Apatow's ‘Knocked Up’.