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Prolific comedy writer, producer and director Judd Apatow is about to heml his fifth film. Titled Train Wreck, it will star stand-up comic and Comedy Central darling Amy Schumer, who also wrote the script, which The Hollywood Reporter cites is about “a basket case who tries to rebuild her life.” Casting for the film is now underway, just as Apatow oversees the final touches on Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.

Although his last directorial efforts, Funny People and This is 40, got a chilly audience reception and saw modest box office success, Apatow is still one of the most trustworthy names in comedy cinema. The good news is that he has been a helping hand to many funny females. Cases in point: Lena Dunham’s buzzy HBO comedy/drama Girls (that Apatow produces) and helping three very funny women – writers Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo, and actress Melissa McCarthy – land Oscar nominations for Bridesmaids. »

- Jordan Adler

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