Vir Das Joins Judd Apatow’s Directorial; 5 Things We Know About The Film
Vir Das is a name to reckon with in the world of comedy, and has also been a part of some really entertaining films like Go Goa Gone, Badmaash Company, Delhi Belly in the past. After dazzling everyone with his stint in Whiskey Cavalier, the actor has now been roped in for a pivotal part in Judd Apatow’s next directorial, The Bubble.
Apatow, as we all know, is a comedy genre mastermind. He has worked on films like Knocked Up, The 40 Year Old Virgin, Funny People, This Is 40, The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling, and The King of Staten Island and made the audience laugh everytime. His television credits include iconic shows The Larry Sanders Show, Freaks and Geeks. The film-maker has also produced films and series including Girls, Anchorman, The Big Sick, Begin Again, Superbad, Pineapple Express, and many others. Seeing his graph mixed with Das’ craftsmanship, we think this project will be a blast.
The cast of the film was recently announced and here is all we know about the project:
Apart from Das, The Bubble boasts of an ensemble cast including Karen Gillan, Iris Apatow, Fred Armisen, Maria Bakalova, David Duchovny, Keegan-Michael Key, Leslie Mann, Pedro Pascal, and Peter Serafinowicz.
The comedy film will revolve around a group of actors who are stuck inside a pandemic bubble created in a hotel. The group attempts to finish a studio franchise film and considering how Apatow works, we cannot wait to see what happens next.
The crew has already started shooting for the film in England. Confirming the news in a statement and speaking of his excitement to be a part of Apatow’s film, Das revealed, “I have been shooting for this for a bit now and I’m very excited to be part of this mega comedy project. Everyone on this cast is immensely funny and we’re making something special”.
Apatow will also produce the film and co-write the script with Pam Brady. The director’s long-time partner, Barry Mendel, will work as the executive producer. Brady and Donald Sabourin will also be the executive producers of the film.
While the release date of the film has not been out yet, we do know that the film will be out on Netflix. Das has earlier collaborated with Netflix on multiple stand-ups specials and was the lead actor in the dark comedy series titled Hasmukh. The Bubble is Das’ first international project.
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