During the press for “Trainwreck,” Amy Schumer said she had initially written a different movie for Judd Apatow that the writer/director/producer had essentially turned down. Not because it was bad, but he felt it wasn’t quite personal. On the recent BBC 5 Live Podcast with Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo, Schumer teased a little bit of what that film was, saying it was too “concepty” for Apatow. The comedian admitted she was trying to appeal to Apatow and had written something that included a character that could be Judd’s wife and included his teenage daughters too. Apatow had actually wanted the personal Amy Schumer story instead and thus “Trainwreck” was born.
“I was just trying to do it right, which was a mistake with writing a movie I thought Judd would make. I like, wrote his daughters and wife into it,” she laughed during the podcast (which you can hear below). Schumer’s said she would make that original script one day and and its unclear if it will come next, but the actress already has a new film in the works. Schumer is making an untitled mother-daughter relationship story that takes place on a vacation gone wrong.
Deadline reports that “Warm Bodies” and “50/50” director Jonathan Levine is circling the project. It was actually written by Katie Dippold and is inspired by her relationship with her mother, so it may not be the same project (Schumer said she’d actually pitched it, not written it), but it appears to be the film that the actress wants to follow “Trainwreck” up with. While it’s not an Apatow project, Levine did work with Apatow’s brethren Seth Rogen in the comedy “50/50” and the upcoming Christmas comedy, “The Night Before” so perhaps their sensibilities are in the same wheelhouse.
Levine hasn’t one hundred percent signed-up yet, but has been offered the gig and is weighing his current options. But Amy Schumer is rather hot at the moment, so it feels like a win win. Levine was recently vying for Marvel’s “Spider-Man” directing gig, but that went to the helmer of “Cop Car” instead. The BBC 5 Live podcast can be heard below as well as a multitude of recent podcast interviews Schumer did for “Trainwreck.”