The next Judd Apatow film to hit theaters will be called ‘Trainwreck,’ and it’s a new comedy with a fantastic cast of popular comedians set to release later this year. From the same director as “Knocked Up,” and “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” the latest film hopes to capture the same awkward, yet hopeful, human condition that we all face everyday. You can checkout the first trailer released for the film below, released from Universal earlier this afternoon.
This will be the fifth feature film for Apatow as a director, the film “Trainwreck” was both written by, and starring, Amy Schumer (best known for her breakout role on Inside Amy Schumer) as a woman who lives her life without apologies, “even when maybe she should apologize,” according to the studio.
Since she was a little girl, it’s been drilled into Amy’s (Schumer) head by her rascal of a dad (Colin Quinn) that monogamy isn’t realistic. Now a magazine writer, Amy lives by that credo—enjoying what she feels is an uninhibited life free from stifling, boring romantic commitment—but in actuality, she’s kind of in a rut. When she finds herself starting to fall for the subject of the new article she’s writing, a charming and successful sports doctor named Aaron Conners (Bill Hader), Amy starts to wonder if other grown-ups, including this guy who really seems to like her, might be on to something. Bill Hader of course is best known for his work on Saturday Night Live.
Joining Schumer and Bill Hader on screen is a mix of comedians and popular stars including the always wonderful Brie Larson, John Cena, Tilda Swinton and even LeBron James. Apatow produces Trainwreck through his Apatow Productions alongside Barry Mendel (Bridesmaids, This Is 40). Fans of Schumer and Apatow can mark July 17, 2015 on their calendars, that is when the film is expected to premiere domestically.