Pete Davidson is set to star in a major film from Judd Apatow.
The Hollywood Reporter reported the following details late Tuesday afternoon:
Judd Apatow is returning to the world of feature filmmaking.
Apatow, who hasn’t directed a studio or narrative feature since 2015’s Amy Schumer hit Trainwreck, is teaming with Pete Davidson for an untitled comedy.
Sources say the project sees Apatow doing for Davidson what he did for Schumer with Trainwreck, giving a platform for a rising comedian to play a version of themselves on a stage built with material from their own lives.
I know plenty of people will want to trash this movie before we even see it, but I actually do find Apatow and Davidson to both be very entertaining.
Let’s not forget that Apatow is the genius behind “Knocked Up” and “The 40-Year Old Virgin.” The man knows comedy. (RELATED: People Need To Relax About Pete Davidson’s Daniel Crenshaw Joke)
Now, is there any guarantee that this unnamed movie turns out to be a hit? Obviously, not but the necessary pieces for success are in place. (RELATED: Daniel Crenshaw Drops The Mic On People Easily Offended About ‘SNL’ Joke)
If the film is even a fraction as funny as some of Apatow’s other work, then it’s going to be worth seeing.
Let us know in the comments whether or not you’ll be giving it a shot!