Judd Apatow’s gearing up for his next project, and it’s a pandemic themed comedy with an all-star cast.
While his 2020 release The King of Staten Island takes up several slots among our staff’s Top 10s of 2020, Apatow’s latest is preparing to start shooting next week, with the title The Bubble.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film has taken inspiration from the real-life making of Jurassic World: Dominion, with the comedy set among a group of actors and actresses stuck inside of a hotel due to a COVID lockdown while attempting to make a franchise film for a major studio.
Will anyone want to see a comedy about a COVID lockdown, even if vaccine distribution makes big strides and cases are down by the time the film comes out? Apatow certainly hopes so, as he is directing the film from a script he co-wrote with Hamlet 2 scribe Pam Brady.
One thing that isn’t in question is the star power the filmmaker has lined up for this thing. We know that Karen Gillan and The Mandalorian himself Pedro Pascal will be playing the made-up franchise’s leading actors, while Leslie Mann and David Duchovny will be playing divorced actors stuck together in the lockdown.
Also among the cast are Borat Subsequent Moviefilm star Maria Bakalova, who may very well be an Oscar winner (or at least nominee) by the time the film releases, along with Iris Apatow, Fred Armisen, Keegan Michael-Key, and Peter Serafinowicz.