Amy Schumer to Write, Star in Fox Mother-Daughter Comedy (Exclusive)
Paul Feig, the director of 'Bridesmaids' and the upcoming 'Spy,' is attached as one of the producers.
Two big names in female comedy are teaming for a look at mother-daughter relations.
Amy Schumer, the comedienne behind this summer’s new Judd Apatow comedy Trainwreck, has signed on to co-write and star in an untitled mother-daughter comedy that has Paul Feig, the director of Bridesmaids and the upcoming Spy, attached as one of the producers.
Schumer will tackle the scripting duties with her sister, Kim Caramele. The two will be reworking an initial script written by Katie Dippold to put the main character in Schumer’s voice.
The plot is being kept under wraps but sources say it is an action-comedy in the vein of Feig’s The Heat and centers on a mother-daughter duo trapped in a vacation gone wrong.
Feig and Jessie Henderson from Feigco Entertainment and Chernin Entertainment are producing the film, which is set up at Fox. No director is attached at this stage.
Dippold is an executive producer on the film.
Daria Cercek is overseeing the film for Fox.
The deal continues Schumer’s push into features even as her TV career is still rising. Her Comedy Central sketch series Inside Amy Schumer is not only a hit but creates skits that go viral not just for their hilarity, but for their female-centric topicality. She recently tackled the plight of the aging actress with skit "The Last F***able Day" while skewering the need to look beautiful (and One Direction) with the parody "Girl, You Don’t Need Makeup."
She wrote and stars in Trainwreck, which Apatow directed and Universal opens July 17.
Schumer is repped by UTA, Mosaic and Schreck Rose. Caramele is represented by UTA.