According to Variety, after scoring with his directing debut The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Judd Apatow has jumped into bed with Universal again for a romantic comedy follow-up.
The studio has acquired an untitled pitch that Apatow is writing and will direct. The pic, planned for a start next spring, will be populated by many of Apatow's Virgin collaborators. That includes the new film's star, Seth Rogen, co-stars Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann. Shauna Robertson will return to produce with Apatow.
Apatow describes his untitled project as "an offbeat romantic comedy" but wouldn't divulge more other than to say its cost will be comparable to the $26 million Virgin budget.