It’s at a point now where Judd Apatow is the producing equivalent of Jerry Bruckheimer in terms of output. Though the two specialize in two different genres. Apatow is a comedy man while Bruckheimer is all about the blockbuster – be it family-friendly or the occasional adult-oriented release (see Black Hawk Down).
With the recent news of Megan Fox being added to the cast of Apatow’s next directorial feature, you would think he wouldn’t have the time to serve in a producing capacity for other comedy vehicles. But serve he is.
Universal has started negotiations to acquire a pitch from a pair of former King of the Hill scribes, Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck, titled Do Gooders. Apatow will produce via his Apatow Productions.
Plot details are being kept under wraps but the premise centers on actors with caring hearts keen to help those in need.
Besides pitching Universal on Do Gooders, Gregory and Huyck recently wrote and directed A Good Old Fashioned Orgy, a comedy whose ensemble cast includes Jason Sudeikis, Will Forte, Lindsay Sloane and Lake Bell.
As for Apatow, he’s attached to the comedies Bridesmaids and Wanderlust (starring Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston) as well as Five Year Engagement, the new comedy from Nicholas Stoller and Jason Segel, who did Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Get Him to the Greek previously.
Tags: Bridesmaids, comedy, Judd Apatow, Wanderlust
Source: The Hollywood Reporter