Judd Apatow is gearing up to direct his fifth movie. Back in August, we reported that Apatow is producing a movie written by Amy Schumer for her to star in, but now, THR says the Schumer movie will be Apatow's next directorial effort. Called Train Wreck, the film stars Schumer as a "basket case" trying to put her life back together. Apatow, Schumer, and producer Barry Mendel are currently casting the parts of the main character's boyfriend, co-worker/best friend, and parent.
If Train Wreck makes it into production, it could be ready to hit theaters as soon as late 2014. This will be the first project Apatow will [...]
More than any modern day comedy director, Judd Apatow can be considered an auteur.
Auteur Theory, first written about by Francois Truffaut in the 1950s as a way to show the value of the lesser-respected American Hollywood filmmakers in comparison to the more artistically respected French filmmakers (later popularized by American critic Andrew Sarris), states that the director is the primary artistic visionary behind a film and that a consistency in his vision over a series of projects proves greatness.
In the most basic sense, Apatow falls under this definition not only because he's created a visual style that is distinctly his own and consistent throughout his directorial efforts, but [...]
As part of a series on the '90s for Vanity Fair, here's a video of Judd Apatow and Maria Bamford reminiscing about the biggest moments of Buzzfeed's favorite decade, from O.J. Simpson to Tonya Harding.
Last year, Judd Apatow guest-edited Vanity Fair's comedy issue, and here's a brand new 24-minute interview with Apatow about putting the issue together in which he shares stories about photo shoots with Steve Martin, Carl Reiner, and Mel Brooks.
Judd Apatow moderated a discussion between Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner in front of a live audience this afternoon, and here's video of the whole thing. It's all centered on Mel Brooks joining Twitter, which just happened today. The talk was the first event in #ComedyFest, a five-day comedy festival that Comedy Central and Twitter are putting on together because Twitter doesn't have enough comedy on it already.
See below for the full #ComedyFest lineup, with events featuring Tom Lennon, Eugene Mirman, Hannibal Buress, and more: