Earlier this summer, Amy Schumer made her big-screen starring debut in the critically-acclaimed comedy/drama Trainwreck (read our positive review). Thanks to that Schumer-scripted film, it looks like she’s eager to more actively pursue a film career.
The Inside Amy Schumer star is reportedly writing a film with Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, in addition to another currently-untitled comedy – one that was recently reported to be closing in on a deal with director Jonathan Levine (Warm Bodies, 50/50). Now we have an update on the latter project.
According to Deadline, Levine and Schumer have both secured deals to work on that untitled mother-daughter comedy for Fox. Katie Dippold (The Heat) wrote the script based on her relationship with her own mother, and the next step in the process will be to search for the right person to star alongside Schumer in the film. No release date or additional cast has been announced at this time.
Considering Levine’s experience in balancing more poignant elements with comedy, he seems like just the right fit for Schumer’s new film. Perhaps the best example of this — his upcoming holiday comedy The Night Before, starring Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Anthony Mackie — will hit theaters later this year. Whether dealing with sensitive subjects like cancer or presenting a new twist on zombie films, Levine has demonstrated a mastery of tone in his career to date.
Schumer’s own Trainwreck handles some extremely heavy themes (lingering childhood issues, substance abuse) amid its raucous R-rated mayhem. While it’s unclear whether this upcoming Schumer led mother-daughter comedy will delve into as serious territory along the way, chances are good that it will touch on both the frustrating side of the parent-child relationship (as Trainwreck did, to an extent) and the more bittersweet side of it, too. In any case, Schumer and Levine seem like an actor/director team that, given the right material, may be able to create something special.
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Stay tuned to Screen Rant for updates on Amy Schumer’s untitled new film as this story develops.