Kumail Nanjiani Shares His Original Pitch to Judd Apatow of What Became THE BIG SICK

Kumail Nanjiani Shares His Original Pitch to Judd Apatow of What Became THE BIG SICK

Kumail Nanjiani Shares His Original Pitch to Judd Apatow of What Became THE BIG SICK

It's safe to say film THE BIG SICK was one of the biggest romantic comedies of the year. The film was helmed from comedian and writer Kumail Nanjiani in association with Judd Apatow (ANCHORMAN, BRIDESMAIDS). THE BIG SICK is based on his real life relationship with now wife, Emily V. Gordon, who also co-wrote the film. However, Nanjiani shared with Deadline what the original pitch was. Read the article here!

The movie details the story of the inception of their relationship and Emily ending up in a coma for a pivotal place in their relationship. However, Nanjiani's original pitch was nothing like what came to be. In fact, he says the original pitch to Mr. Apatow was a "Ghost Witch" idea. The conversation then diverted to the story of how Nanjiani and Gordon met and the uncommon circumstances that followed, and Apatow's interest peaked.

Check out the clip here, where Nanjiani and Gordon detail their account of the original pitch at Deadline's The Contenders event:

The independent film was released in theaters this summer from Amazon Studios, after premiering at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2017.

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