Jack & Judd unite
Variety is reporting that Apatow will produce YEAR ONE for Columbia, starring none other than Jack Black. Harold Ramis (who has a role in KNOCKED UP) who is responsible for directing GROUNDHOG DAY, one of my favourite comedies of all time, will direct the project based on his own idea. Michael Cera, star of the upcoming SUPERBAD (another Apatow production) is set to star in the film as well, with Owen Wilson on as co-producer. For some reason, plot details are totally absent from the Variety article, but with a title like YEAR ONE, Iím guessing it has something to do with kangaroos. Kangaroos or migraines.
Next year looks to be a good one for Black who has Michel Gondryís BE KIND REWIND and Noah Baumbachís MARGOT AT THE WEDDING due out. Note to all actors: if you want a distinguished Hollywood career, work with talented directors, itís that simple. As for Apatow, no follow-up to KNOCKED UP has been announced, but in the producing ring, look for likely gems like YOU DONíT MESS WITH THE ZOHAN starring Adam Sandler and WALK HARD, the music biopic parody starring JOHN C. REILLY.
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|Extra Tidbit:||Judd Apatow and Adam Sandler used to be roommates.|