Judd Apatow is returning to the director’s seat and he is bringing along Pete Davidson for the ride.
The veteran comedy filmmaker has not directed a feature film since 2015’s “Trainwreck” starring Amy Schumer. Apatow’s other famous films include 2007’s “Knocked Up” and 2005’s “The 40-Year-Old Virgin”. More recently, Apatow directed the documentaries “The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling” in 2018 and “May It Last: A Portrait Of The Avett Brothers” in 2017.
Not a whole lot is known about Apatow’s untitled new project for Universal Studios. What is certain, however, is that “Saturday Night Live” star Pete Davidson will star in the film.
Davidson wrote the script with Apatow and Dave Sirus. The semi-autographical movie will draw influence from Davidson’s time growing up in Staten Island, New York, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Apatow reportedly hopes to use the movie as a way for Davidson’ to project himself in a grand fictional setting. In fact, Davidson’s character is believed to be named Pete.
The untitled movie is expected to start production in May or June. Most recently, Apatow has been busy directing the comedy series “Crashing”.