Judd Apatow’s upcoming comedy project, which gets underway next week, is a meta-comedy, about a group of actors and actresses stuck inside a pandemic bubble at a hotel attempting to complete a studio franchise film.
Word on the (Hollywood) street is Apatow’s new project takes inspiration from the real-life making of Jurassic World: Dominion, the sixth installment in the Jurassic franchise which saw its cast stuck in the United Kingdom for months during the pandemic lockdown, with production stopping and restarting several times due to positive COVID-19 tests. Set to star in the film are: Pedro Pascal, Maria Bakalova, Karen Gillan, Iris Apatow, Fred Armisen, David Duchovny, Keegan-Michael Key, Leslie Mann, and Peter Serafinowicz.
Judd Apatow is directing from a script he co-wrote with Pam Brady (Hamlet 2). The filmmaker is producing via his Apatow Productions banner, with longtime collaborator Barry Mendel, who most recently worked with Apatow on The King of Staten Island, is set to executive produce. The project will hail as Apatow’s first undertaking away from his longtime home of Universal in over 15 years.