Universal Options Amy Schumer Script, Judd Apatow Set to Produce
2:00 pm, August 27th | by Colette McIntyre
Looks like the world is going to get deeper Inside Amy Schumer: Deadline reports that Universal Pictures has optioned an untitled script by Schumer that will double as her star vehicle. Judd Apatow, who produced Kristen Wiig’s Bridesmaids and works with America’s favorite neurotic twenty-something, Lena Dunham, on Girls, is producing the project through his Universal-based Apatow Productions. According to Deadline, Apatow is “working with Schumer to develop the story and shape the script.”
We find this news incredibly exciting. Schumer is one of our favorite new comedians; homegirl is ruthless, smart, shrewdly honest, and deliciously vulgar. Apatow is an incredibly successful producer who will be able to guide Schumer without hampering her unique voice. The proof is in the pudding: while Apatow workshopped the Bridesmaids script with Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo, the end product was a film that seemed authentically Wiig and Mumolo’s own. Hopefully Apatow will be able to do the same with this mysterious project. In honor of this great news, here’s a clip from the comedian’s hit Comedy Central series, Inside Amy Schumer.