Don’t count Amy Schumer out of this year’s Best Original Screenplay race.
In the span of under a year, the unrepentantly brazen comedian opened her first major movie “Trainwreck,” won an Emmy for her fabulous and gutter-minded Comedy Central series and will now adapt her take-charge approach to sexuality to her first book, “The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo.”
Oh, and she has her own “Live at the Apollo” HBO special coming up. The one-hour special is directed by Chris Rock and will air on Saturday, October 17. It airs 10pm on both coasts.
Her book is expected to debut next year, joining the pantheon of female comics including Tina Fey and Mindy Kaling. Publisher Gallery Books, which landed the deal to the tune of around $10 million, promises “personal and observational stories from Schumer that range from the raunchy to the romantic, the heartfelt to the harrowing.”
While it’s tempting to say that she is following the footsteps of Lena Dunham, Schumer’s rise has been even more meteoric. She has put in her time after years of stand-up.