If you haven’t heard of her already, Amy Schumer is about to break out in a big way this summer with the Universal film Trainwreck. She wrote the comedy based on plenty of personal experience, then was tapped to lead the movie onscreen with Judd Apatow directing. The film looks hilarious, and the most recent season of her Comedy Central series Inside Amy Schumer has been a string of genius sketch after genius sketch.
So it comes with a certain degree of excitement that THR reports Schumer will be co-writing and starring in an untitled mother-daughter comedy for Fox. She will pen the screenplay with her sister, Kim Caramele, who serves as an associate producer and writer on Inside Amy Schumer. Paul Feig, the director behind female-driven comedies like Bridesmaids and The Heat, will produce Schumer’s new feature.
The plot is being kept under wraps, but the film is set up at 20th Century Fox and is described as an action-comedy in the vein of The Heat and centers on “a mother-daughter duo trapped in a vacation gone wrong.” Schumer and Caramele will be reworking a script that was previously penned by The Heat screenwriter Kate Dippold. With Feig’s involvement and a Dippold script, it does make me curious whether this is the planned The Heat sequel that never got off the ground due to Sandra Bullock’s reluctance to sign on.
Feig will have his own hands full this summer, as he’s gearing up to direct Sony’s Ghostbusters with Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon. If you’re not watching Inside Amy Schumer, I highly suggest you change your viewing habits.