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Laura Dern and Judd Apatow Developing a Female Football Comedy for Universal

Posted on November 4, 2014 at 2:55 pm by David "Snackbar" Edmundson


Who’s excited for a female football movie?  Laura Dern and Judd Apatow hope the answer is everyone. It’s being reported that Dern came up with an idea for a comedy about obsessive female football fans and that Apatow is helping her develop it for Universal.  Hamlet 2 and Hot Rod scribe Pam Brady is penning the script, but other than that, we don’t know much more about the project. It wouldn’t come as a surprise if Dern winds up scoring a role in the film, but right now she’s only set to produce alongside Barry Mendel and Apatow on behalf of Apatow Productions.

bridesmaids-movie-image-02-600x398So there’s not really much more to the Variety article, but it is a fun idea to think about.  Thanks to Apatow’s involvement, my mind immediately goes to Bridesmaids with football.  And really, if this group of football-loving females winds up consisting of Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Ellie Kemper, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Rose Byrne and/or Melissa McCarthy, I’d be even more pumped about the project.

But no matter who snags the main roles, we just need more female-led sports movies out there.  It doesn’t sound like the leads of Dern and Apatow’s movie will be playing much football, but having fun celebrating a sport in any capacity on screen would make me happy.

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