I joked about this a little bit on Facebook and Twitter last night, but it seems to be that Judd Apatow is trying his hardest to make sure that our own Robert Hamer is there on opening night to see his new movie Trainwreck. The upcoming Amy Schumer star vehicle that Apatow is helming has reportedly closed in on casting Tilda Swinton in a supporting role, while Barkhad Abdi is also in negotiations for a role (along with some other very interesting names). It’s certainly making for a very eclectic cast, that’s for sure. The comedy will hit theaters next year, and you can read more about all of this potential casting below, but I’m excited to see how this one turns out. It’s a flick that likely won’t be an Oscar player, but Apatow and Schumer are both hilarious, so them working together on a film has me anxiously awaiting it. Stay tuned for lots more on this one as it gets set to shoot…
Here’s the story from The Wrap:
[Update 3:35 p.m. Oscar nominee Barkhad Abdi (“Captain Phillips”), comedians Mike Birbiglia, Jon Glaser and Vanessa Bayer (“SNL”), pro wrestler John Cena and Tilda Swinton’s “We Need to Talk About Kevin” co-star Ezra Miller are also in various stages of negotiations to join the cast of “Trainwreck,” as first reported by Variety. TheWrap’s earlier exclusive about Tilda Swinton is below.]
Fresh off her unrecognizable turn in “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Tilda Swinton is in negotiations to co-star in Judd Apatow’s next Universal Pictures comedy “Trainwreck,” TheWrap has learned.
Popular comedienne Amy Schumer stars alongside Bill Hader, Brie Larson and Colin Quinn.
Swinton is nearing a deal to play Schumer’s boss, an individual familiar with the project told TheWrap.
Universal optioned the rights to the project from Schumer in August 2013, and since then, she has been developing the script with Apatow, who is also producing through his Universal-based Apatow Productions.
Universal executive Erik Baiers will oversee the project for the studio, which has been keeping plot details under wraps, though all will be revealed on July 24, 2015.
Swinton next stars in Terry Gilliam’s “The Zero Theorem,” Jim Jarmusch’s vampire tale “Only Lovers Left Alive” and the sci-fi movie “Snowpiercer.” She can currently be seen opposite Ralph Fiennes as Madame D. in Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel.”
Swinton, who won an Oscar for her supporting performance in “Michael Clayton,” is repped by UTA, Hamilton Hodell and attorney Jodi Peikoff.
–Thoughts? Discuss in the comments!