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Judd Apatow to direct Train Wreck, written by and starring Amy Schumer

Nov. 27, 2013by:

Judd Apatow's limited directorial career has spawned some big hits (THE 40 YEAR OLD VIRGIN, KNOCKED UP) and a pair of somewhat more serious movies (FUNNY PEOPLE, THIS IS 40). But, for his fifth feature, Apatow will be handing the writing reins over to someone else to focus on the filmmaking side of the equation.

Apatow has been connected as producer to the Amy Schumer scripted TRAIN WRECK for a while now. As we all know, Judd Apatow is the comedy equivalent of J.J. Abrams when it comes to producing. Involved in tons of projects, just adding his name seems to increase box office. But, after some time involved with Schumer developing TRAIN WRECK, Apatow has decided to direct as well.

As casting is taking place, The Hollywood Reporter offered this synopsis about the movie.

Comedian Amy Schumer stars as a basket case who tries to rebuild her life, but still to be found are her boyfriend, a best friend/co-worker and a parent.

Amy Schumer has built a fan-base as a stand up comedian with her explicit routine that mocks everything from abortion to drinking and rape. Her Comedy Central series INSIDE AMY SCHUMER had good ratings and threw her into the limelight even more. The blonde may be a rising star but teaming with Apatow will likely ensure a much larger audience than even Comedy Central can offer.

I like Apatow's films and Schumer is cute enough to headline a movie, but her comic timing is what will sell this movie. This could easily become another BRIDESMAIDS if handled correctly, so keep your eyes open for more casting news as TRAIN WRECK gets closer to production.

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2:36AM on 11/28/2013

Wow so much hate here

Why is everyone hating on this girl? She's offensively funny just like every popular male comedian. You might not find her funny but clearly a lot of people do. Everyone's a fucking critic on the internet.

Plus Judd has made some great movies, he just needs to spend more time in the editing room god damn his movies are long as shit. Maybe he learned his lesson, give this a chance.
Why is everyone hating on this girl? She's offensively funny just like every popular male comedian. You might not find her funny but clearly a lot of people do. Everyone's a fucking critic on the internet.

Plus Judd has made some great movies, he just needs to spend more time in the editing room god damn his movies are long as shit. Maybe he learned his lesson, give this a chance.
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12:09AM on 11/28/2013
I think she's funny as hell and I for one am looking forward to this. The one-sentence synopsis doesn't offer a whole lot, but enough to know that this is a character she'll be right at home playing. If Judd Apatow is on board, that's even better.
I think she's funny as hell and I for one am looking forward to this. The one-sentence synopsis doesn't offer a whole lot, but enough to know that this is a character she'll be right at home playing. If Judd Apatow is on board, that's even better.
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9:09PM on 11/27/2013
Tons of experts here today. So tell me about the script she wrote. The one Apatow liked & decided to direct.
Tons of experts here today. So tell me about the script she wrote. The one Apatow liked & decided to direct.
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1:24AM on 11/28/2013
Right, because he's on such a hot streak.
Right, because he's on such a hot streak.
7:21PM on 11/27/2013
who?
who?
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5:30PM on 11/27/2013
The Sweetest Thing springs to mind for some reason. One Hollywood script and Nancy Pimemtal's career was basically done.
The Sweetest Thing springs to mind for some reason. One Hollywood script and Nancy Pimemtal's career was basically done.
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5:21PM on 11/27/2013

ultimately...

i just dont find this chick attractive enough to care... and honestly, i know that's a dick thing to say... but i dont care.
i just dont find this chick attractive enough to care... and honestly, i know that's a dick thing to say... but i dont care.
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4:56PM on 11/27/2013

Awesome!

She's funny. Don't care what anyone says. I think with someone like Apatow helping will make for a great movie.
She's funny. Don't care what anyone says. I think with someone like Apatow helping will make for a great movie.
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4:55PM on 11/27/2013

She sucks

Amy is a flash in the pan comedian who gets by having a semi cute (albeit bloated) face yet says "offensive" things. There is no substance to her act, just profanity laced musings. She's like a less fuckable Gilbert Gottfried, if Gilbert Gottfried wasn't funny.
Amy is a flash in the pan comedian who gets by having a semi cute (albeit bloated) face yet says "offensive" things. There is no substance to her act, just profanity laced musings. She's like a less fuckable Gilbert Gottfried, if Gilbert Gottfried wasn't funny.
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4:25PM on 11/27/2013
She is a horrible comedian, I mean I caught some of her show, I tried to watch it but I really couldnt it wasnt funny and it was slightly offensive....Judd Apatow needs to direct something else.
She is a horrible comedian, I mean I caught some of her show, I tried to watch it but I really couldnt it wasnt funny and it was slightly offensive....Judd Apatow needs to direct something else.
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4:48PM on 11/27/2013
What comics aren't offensive? Except for bill Cosby maybe.
What comics aren't offensive? Except for bill Cosby maybe.
8:05PM on 11/27/2013
i dunno, 'flarn flarn filth' is pretty degrading.
i dunno, 'flarn flarn filth' is pretty degrading.
3:32PM on 11/27/2013
I would rather see Apatow direct something else much more worth his time.
I would rather see Apatow direct something else much more worth his time.
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4:35PM on 11/27/2013
Judd Apatow is the only person qualified to dictate what is actually worth his time, and by choosing to direct this he is clearly of the mind that it is worth his time. if that is your criteria, than you inherently are glad to see him direct this because it is worth his time, and you managed one big contradiction in a tiny 13 word sentence. well done.
Judd Apatow is the only person qualified to dictate what is actually worth his time, and by choosing to direct this he is clearly of the mind that it is worth his time. if that is your criteria, than you inherently are glad to see him direct this because it is worth his time, and you managed one big contradiction in a tiny 13 word sentence. well done.
8:00PM on 11/27/2013
Apatow is talented, Amy Schumer isn't. Her and Sarah Silverman can just go away. So yeah, I think Apatow can do better than this trash.
Apatow is talented, Amy Schumer isn't. Her and Sarah Silverman can just go away. So yeah, I think Apatow can do better than this trash.
3:24PM on 11/27/2013
Having seen her at the roasts and her stand-up special, I can tell you that she is the worst.
Having seen her at the roasts and her stand-up special, I can tell you that she is the worst.
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