Judd Apatow teaming Up with Pete Davidson for Universal comedy
Judd Apatow is finally returning to the director’s chair, four years after 2015’s Trainwreck starring Amy Schumer. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the director will helm an untitled comedy at Universal with Saturday Night Live‘s Pete Davidson set to star.
Davidson wrote the script to the film along with Apatow and Dave Sirus, which is described in the report “as a semi-autobiographical story of Davidson growing up in Staten Island, New York.” The young actor lost his father in 9/11, an event that that obviously had a vital impact on his life. At age 16 he jumped into stand up and used “stark, truthful” language on sensitive topics, including the loss of his father.
Barry Mendel (Funny People) will produce alongside Apatow.
Davidson joined SNL when he was just 20 years old, and has since appeared in numerous TV shows including Brooklyn Nine-Nine and The Jim Gaffigan Show. He also had a bit part in the aforementioned Trainwreck, and has earned critical raves for his performance in the comedy Big Time Adolescence.
Apatow may not have directed a big screen feature since 2015, but he has kept busy with projects such as the 30 for 30 documentary Doc & Darryl, the documentary May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers, along with TV shows Crashing, Love and The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling.
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