This photo has to be staged, right? Spotted on the set of Trainwreck, director Judd Apatow breaks into a hearty laugh with his leading lady Amy Schumer and her on-screen boy toy Bill Hader. This will be the first movie Judd Apatow has directed that he has not written himself. The story comes from stand-up comedian Schumer, who bases it on her own real life. It should slide in nicely next to Funny People, which found Apatow using comedians as a backdrop to tell a much darker story.
Trainwreck, based on the personal life of Amy Schumer, follows a commitment-averse woman trying to get past her self-sabotaging ways. Director Judd Apatow claims he had the comedian come at the material as though she were engaged in a therapy session, helping her to dig deep into her own vulnerabilities as a woman.
About working with Amy Schumer, the director stated,
"Most people aren't that funny - there's only a few that take it to a higher place. She's insanely funny, and she has stories to tell."