So far, 2015 has been a terrific year for comedian Amy Schumer’s career. She was part of Time magazine’s list of the 100 Most Influential People (and she “fell” in front of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian during the event’s red carpet); her show, Inside Amy Schumer, is airing its third season on Comedy Central; and she’ll also be Madonna’s opening act when the iconic singer comes to New York in September. As if that wasn’t enough to put her on everyone’s radar, the comedian’s also starring in an upcoming movie that she also wrote: Trainwreck.
Directed by Judd Apatow (This Is 40, Knocked Up), the romantic comedy features Schumer as a career-focused writer who thinks monogamy isn’t possible. It’s what her father taught her and she’s been perfectly happy moving from one man to the next without any sort of commitment. But when she meets Bill Hader’s (Inside Out, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs) character, Aaron – a sports doctor who’s (of course) a good guy – everything begins to change for her and she’s unsure how to handle the situation.
Universal Pictures previously released a couple of U.S. trailers (including a red band preview), but now the comedy has an international to boot (you can watch it above). This latest preview mostly consists of previously released footage, but the couple new clip of footage offer even more of the kind of comedy you’d expect from Schumer. The first one shows her humorously attempting to order a drink – in the middle of the day, it seems – and the second reveals her awkwardly trying to tell Hader’s character they shouldn’t continue to see each other, and Hader’s character lightheartedly rejecting the, well, rejection.
Trainwreck’s overall premise doesn’t sound like it’s bringing anything all that new to the genre (e.g. the lead with relationship troubles finds the right person but struggles to adapt to the new scenario), but Schumer’s way of addressing social issues in both blunt and clever ways could help prevent Trainwreck from feeling like just another okay comedy. If anything, 12 Angry Men Inside Amy Schumer, a recent episode of her Comedy Central Show, proves she can tackle common issues – like how there’s several double standards about a woman’s looks – in refreshing, smart, and hilarious ways. We’ll just have to wait and see whether Trainwreck will also provide a sharp commentary as it focuses on a story about relationships.
At the very least, it looks like fans of Schumer and Hader won’t be disappointed by the chemistry between the two comedians here. Fun fact: this isn’t the first time Schumer and Hader – who’s been appearing in more and more films since leaving Saturday Night Live back in 2013 – have worked together. The pair also collaborated on an Inside Amy Schumer season three skit, where Schumer attempts to make a pizza delivery commercial (and Hader’s character – a former porn star – keeps thinking he needs to add a little more “spice” to the video).
Rounding out the cast of Trainwreck are such names as WWE’s John Cena, NBA star LeBron James, Tilda Swinton, Brie Larson, and comedians Dave Attel, Vanessa Bayer, and Colin Quinn.
Trainwreck opens in U.S. theaters on July 17th, 2015.
Source: Universal Pictures