Judd Apatow dips toes into female-driven comedy

As at least almost every character in the Star Wars universe has said at least once, I’ve got a bad feeling about producer Judd Apatow’s next movie.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, he’s re-teaming up with “Freaks and Geeks” creator Paul Feig to produce an untitled comedy for Universal Pictures and Kristen Wiig who played one of Katherine Heigl’s sister bosses in Knocked Up.

Wiig wrote the screenplay with comic actress Annie Mumolo and THR says it will be about two women who are battling to plan a friend’s wedding party. Feig will direct and be the executive producer, the two women will also get co-producer credit, and in addition to Apatow, Barry Mendel (Whip It) will also help call the shots.

Now, I’ll be the first person to admit that I know absolutely nothing about what it means to be a movie producer. However, if it’s anything like being an editor, then I know that some producers can have a great impact on how a movie gets made and in what direction a story can take.

I’m really glad that Wiig and Mumolo have producer credits because they’ll be able to really push to retain those elements of the script that male audiences won’t understand but female audiences can find hilarious. At the same time, I also hope this becomes a “wedding comedy” that doesn’t alienate the male part of the equation or pump up the female bits too much because too much focus on one gender’s view of the whole thing could lead to charges of the movie being either misogynist or misandrist, something Apatow’s already familiar with.

No word yet on who Wiig’s co-star will be or when filming will commence.

Posted on February 17, 2010 at 06:48 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink
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  1. Written by Boner
    on 2010-02-17 at 13:36
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    Wasnt Amiee Mann her sister in Knocked Up?

  2. Written by Trisha Lynn
    on 2010-02-17 at 18:03
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    Fixed, sorry.

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