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A Judd Apatow-Produced Lonely Island Movie Is in the Works

The Lonely Island's Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, and Akiva Schaffer might get to star in their own movie. According to Variety, the comedy trio is currently developing a film with Universal Pictures that they would also star in, with Judd Apatow onboard as director and Taccone and Akiva both set to co-direct. Not much is known on the plot of the movie except that it would be "set in the world of music." This news follows the deal The Lonely Island made back in January to develop digital content for Fox, so hopefully this means we can expect the trio all over the big and small screens [...]

Judd Apatow, Paul Rust, Gillian Jacobs, and Lesley Arfin May Be Developing a Comedy for Hulu

Vulture is reporting that a pretty amazing-sounding comedy may be in development for Hulu. A pilot script for a show called Love has been written by Judd Apatow, Paul Rust (Super Fun Night, and Lesley Arfin (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, with an eye on Rust and Community's Gillian Jacobs co-starring. Apatow may direct the show, and Brent Forrester (The Simpsons, The Office, Undeclared) may be the showrunner.

As for what the show would be about: A person familiar with the pilot script describes Love as a character-based comedy revolving around relationships, romantic and otherwise, with one (very messed-up) couple in particular at the center. And, because this is Judd Apatow, [...]

Key and Peele Are Officially Two of the World’s Most Influential People

Time magazine unveiled its new list of the world's 100 most influential people, which includes both Late Night host Seth Meyers as well as Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele. Meyers's longtime SNL collaborator Amy Poehler was tasked with writing his profile and called him "the best listener on television," while Judd Apatow wrote Key and Peele's profile titled "The New Faces of Funny." From Apatow's writeup, where he references his upcoming film project with the duo:

"We are writing a screenplay together, and I hope one day we make a movie. But regardless, every time I leave a meeting with them, I feel like I have [...]

Brad Pitt Really Wants to Star in a Judd Apatow Movie

Oscar-winning megastar Brad Pitt would like to return to big screen comedy, and he's banking on Judd Apatow to let him be his next blockbuster darling. According to a report from Radar, a source close to the 12 Years a Slave actor and producer said that he's "avoided doing comedies for several years but that's going to change soon. He's been making moves to butter up to Judd, someone he's known for more than 15 years."

Despite Apatow's friendship with Pitt's ex-wife Jennifer Aniston, the Radar report alleges that "Judd is very interested in writing and directing Brad" and the director is "going to do his best [...]

Judd Apatow Says His Whole Career Is Driven by Revenge for the Cancelation of 'Freaks and Geeks'

"Everything I’ve done in a way is revenge for the people who canceled Freaks and Geeks. It’s like, 'You were wrong about that person and that writer and that director.' I guess I should get over that."

- Judd Apatow speaking about his career while accepting an award at TV event PaleyFest.

Maude Apatow to Make Her Television Debut on HBO's 'Girls'

Maude Apatow is set to make her TV comedy debut. TVLine reports that Maude will appear in the next season of Lena Dunham's hit HBO series Girls, which her dad Judd Apatow executive produces. Few details about Maude's character have been released, but she'll reportedly play a girl named Cleo "who could potentially appear in several episodes." Maude has shown up in her father's films Knocked Up, Funny People, and This Is 40, but Girls will make her first time on the small screen. Zachary Quinto, Gillian Jacobs, Jason Ritter, and Natasha Lyonne are also set to show up next season, which is slated to premiere early [...]

Louis C.K., Lena Dunham, Chris Rock Will All Be Featured in Judd Apatow's Book of Comedian Interviews

We reported in April that Judd Apatow is releasing a book of interviews he's conducted with famous comedians, and a partial list of guests for the book has just been announced via The NY Times. Set for a 2015 release, the book is called Sick in the Head (named after a rejected Fox pilot Apatow made back in 1999) and it will feature interviews with Mel Brooks, Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Lena Dunham, Louis C.K., Amy Schumer, Roseanne Barr, Steve Allen, Jay Leno, Spike Jonze, and more for a total of about 25 interviews. The interviews have been sporadically conducted over the last 30 years, starting when [...]

'SNL' Review: Seth Rogen Half-Baked

While watching Seth Rogen host SNL for the third time last weekend, I was reminded of two other three-peat hosts from earlier this season: Paul Rudd in December and Jonah Hill in January. Rudd's episode felt like extended promo for Anchorman 2, with the host failing to capture that lightning in the bottle with cast members that made his previous stints so memorable. Hill, however, seemed to enjoy himself every bit as much as he did his first two appearances.

Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd, and Jonah Hill are, of course, hugely successful alumni from Team Judd Apatow, but their careers have taken diverging trajectories. Rogen and Rudd have [...]

Judd Apatow Says He and Lena Dunham Have Talked About Ending 'Girls' After Six Seasons

Judd Apatow gave a nice lengthy interview in front of students at Loyola Marymount last week (via THR), and in it, he revealed that he and his fellows Girls producers Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner have discussed ending the show after six seasons:

How many more seasons are you going to do of Girls? We've talked about doing six seasons. I guess that could change, it's not set … I think we're all committed that we'll do six … Do you have an ending in mind? No I don't think so. But we've talked about it. It makes you respect the ending of The Sopranos though. [...]

Pete Holmes Pitches a Movie Idea to Judd Apatow

The Pete Holmes Show returned to the airwaves last night, and Holmes sat down with superstar comedy filmmaker Judd Apatow to pitch him a movie. Apatow is pretty straightforward about what he looks for in his leading male actors — they've got to be Jewish and they've got to have a "comedy penis" — and Holmes demonstrated that he's willing to do anything to star in an Apatow film.

Judd Apatow and Amy Schumer Talk 'Trainwreck' with 'New York Times'

"There’s a moment early in someone's career where they will kill and die for what they're writing about. That's why sometimes these first movies are the best ones. Because people never have this level of commitment again."

- Judd Apatow in a New York Times article on his upcoming film collaboration with Amy Schumer, Trainwreck.

Seth Rogen and Judd Apatow Blast 'Washington Post' Film Critic Ann Hornaday on Twitter

Washington Post film critic Ann Hornaday published an op-ed over the weekend about the young, sexist, and mentally disturbed man who went on a female-targeted killing spree in Santa Barbara on Friday, attributing the source of the tragedy to Hollywood's domination by white men "whose escapist fantasies so often revolve around vigilantism and sexual wish-fulfillment (often, if not always, featuring a steady through-line of casual misogyny)." In the piece, Hornaday specifically called out Judd Apatow as well as Seth Rogen's newest film Neighbors as guilty of breeding the misogynist attitude of sexual entitlement the killer possessed:

How many students watch outsized frat-boy fantasies like "Neighbors" and feel, as [...]

Judd Apatow Is Releasing a Book of Interviews He Did with Comedians

Judd Apatow was a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers last night, and Meyers mentioned that Apatow is releasing a book of interviews he conducted with comedians "of all different generations."

No other details on the book were given as far as a title/release date, but Apatow proceeded to talk about how he would regularly interview comedians he idolized as a high schooler, something he's discussed in interviews quite a bit. There's no word on whether the book will be a collection of Apatow's interviews as a teenager in the 1980s with folks like Jerry Seinfeld, Harold Ramis, and John Candy, or something different entirely. This will be [...]

Vanessa Bayer, Tilda Swinton, Mike Birbiglia, Jon Glaser, and More in Talks to Join Judd Apatow's 'Trainwreck'

There aren't a lot of Judd Apatow regulars in the director's next movie, Trainwreck. Tilda Swinton, Vanessa Bayer, Mike Birbiglia, Jon Glaser, Ezra Miller, Barkhad Abdi, and wrestler John Cena are all in negotiations to join the movie's cast, Variety reports. Trainwreck was written by and stars Comedy Central's Amy Schumer, with Bill Hader, Brie Larson, and Colin Quinn previously announced in supporting roles. Judd Apatow will direct the movie, which is the first of his films as a director that he didn't write, although he helped Schumer with the script. The movie's plotline is being kept under wraps.

Hader is the only actor in the ensemble [...]