Details on Judd Apatow's third directorial movie

Talking to MTV, Judd Apatow has revealed that his mysterious third directing movie after the brilliant 40 Year Old Virgin and Knocked Up will be about stand-up comics, something that is close to his heart having spent years on the circuit trying to make a name for himself in the 90's.

Adam Sandler (with whom he travelled and roomed together before either were famous and will lead this movie), regular Apatow man Seth Rogen and Apatow's real life wife Leslie Mann make-up the cast so far...
"It's a comedy, but it has more drama in it. A hilarious drama is what I'm going for," Apatow said. "Every movie, I'm trying to find a way to go deeper, to tell stories about subjects that are important and make them less and less broad while making them equally as funny. another step in that progression".
The movie is still untitled but does have a tentative release date of July 31th 2009, currently opening opposite the Tony Scott remake of The Taking of Pelham 123. In the past I've tagged the movies of Judd Apatow as being "the future of the romantic comedy" to some sneers and uncomfortable anger in our readers but I don't think you can avoid acknowledging that with The 40 Year Old Virgin and Knocked Up - he did something with the genre that he hadn't seen in a very long time. Adam Sandler is the big red flag here (how can he not when he does movies like You Don't Mess With the Zohan!) but they are pals - hopefully Apatow can bring the best out of him. source - aicn
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Matt Holmes is the co-founder of What Culture, formerly known as Obsessed With Film. He has been blogging about pop culture and entertainment since 2006 and has written over 10,000 articles.