Apatow’s Next Film Has Release Date (but No Title, Description, or Stars)
Judd Apatow’s next film doesn’t have an announced title or description, but it does have a release data according to Deadline.
Judd Apatow is on the clock for the next comedy he’ll write, produce and direct. Universal has set a June 1, 2012 release date for an untitled film Apatow is writing right now. Aside from his prolific output as writer/producer, Apatow has made all three of his directing vehicles for Universal: The 40 Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up and Funny People. The first two were big hits and while Apatow took his first critical brickbats for the latter, he’s among a handful of smart writer/directors you want to watch evolve as a filmmaker.
No other details have been previously announced, though Apatow did mention in an interview with Marc Maron that he has a speaking part for an actor (or, perhaps, a character) named Paul Rudd. Could Rudd be playing the lead in an Apatow production for the first time? Seems likely…
After the middling box office returns for Funny People, it would appear that the next project seems commercial viable, or Universal wouldn’t lock in a prime summer release date. Then again, summer 2012 is a ways off so who know what will change.