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Knocked Up producer says he is 'excited to write something with a social conscience' and believes theatre is arena to do it in

Bridesmaids and Anchorman producer Judd Apatow is writing his first stage play – and has claimed that it might be "the best idea I've ever had".

After penning a string of screwball Hollywood comedies, including The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Knocked Up, Apatow has told GQ Magazine that he is "excited to write something with a social conscience" and believes the theatre is the perfect place to do so. "That is not something I have attempted before, and I hope I am up for the challenge."

Though he kept the majority of the details under wraps, at least on the record, Apatow revealed that the play will be "about victims of the criminal justice system and the challenges they face".

Asked whether the play will, like the vast majority of his screen projects, »

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