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Judd Apatow, Laura Dern teaming up for football fan comedy

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Judd Apatow and Laura Dern diving into “the world of obsessive female football fans.” The two are joining forces for a female-driven comedy about that world for Universal, the studio confirmed to EW.

Dern came up with the concept for the ensemble piece, and screenplay duties are going to Pam Brady, who collaborated with Trey Parker and Matt Stone on South Park: Bigger Longer and Uncut and co-wrote Hamlet 2. Apatow and Dern are producing with Barry Mendel. The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.

Apatow directed Trainwreck, written by and starring Amy Schumer, which will be released in summer 2015. Dern, meanwhile, had a much more serious year, playing tear-inducing roles in The Fault in Our Stars and Wild. Dern co-created Enlightened, the HBO show in which she starred.

 

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