Judd Apatow Working on Broadway Play?
Judd Apatow has had many success in the realm of television and film, but could Broadway be his next conquest? GQ.com reports that the famed movie producer and screenwriter has his first play in the works, which may head to Broadway in the future. Judd spoke of his greatest idea yet, which might be funny, but "might stop being funny":
"I have a great idea. Maybe like the best idea I've ever had," he says. "It requires me to create characters and situations that have absolutely nothing to do with my experience." When he reveals the idea, off the record, I can see what he means. The subject matter (all he'll let me say about it is "It's about victims of the criminal-justice system and the challenges they face") is unlike anything he's tackled before. It's not remotely autobiographical. It's complicated, relevant, political even. "I am excited to write something which has a social conscience," he e-mails me later when I push him to reveal more. "That is not something I have attempted before, and I hope I am up for the challenge."
Judd Apatow is the mastermind behind television shows such as Undeclared, Freaks and Geeks, and Girls. His work in mainstream comedy extends back to the early 90's with co-production and writing credits for Ben Stiller and Jim Carrey's comedy television specials. Today, he has a hand in new-age comedy classics such as Knocked Up, Bridesmaids, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, The Cable Guy, and more. Upcoming projects for Judd include Anchorman 2.