Coronavirus is not a funny scene in any sense. It has claimed the lives of many people and continues to do this. Though it can be funny too. How? If you are the director, Judd Apatow then you know how to make it funny. This is what the director is going to do in his next film.
Known for making comedy gems such as The 40-year-old virgin (2005), Knocked Up (2007), Trainwreck (2015) and This is 40 (2012, he is going to make his digital debut now. Joining with Netflix, Judd is making a comedy film, set in the times of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Variety reports that the film is going to be a self-referential comedy. It will revolve around a set of actors and actresses who try to make a film while being stuck in a pandemic bubble in a hotel.
Writing the comedy film along with him is Pam Brady, who wrote the wonderful Netflix comedy series, Lady Dynamite.
Judd is also taking the responsibility to produce the film under his banner, Apatow Productions. His long-time collaborator, Barry Mendel will take the role of an executive producer.
In 2018 Judd directed the HBO documentary film, The Zen Diaries Of Garry Shandling. The film was a phenomenal success as it received 3 Emmy nominations, winning for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special. It explored the life of the legendary comedian, Garry Shandling.
The last directed film of Judd is The King Of Staten Island, which was released earlier this year. Scheduled to hit the theatres, the film eventually released digitally because of the pandemic. The film was lauded for its direction, brilliant performances, and Apatow’s handling of the film’s subject matter.
His previous work with Netflix includes the 2017 series Love and his stand up, The Return.