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Inside Amy Schumer

Jonathan Levine, director of 50/50 and The Wackness, is in talks to direct Trainwreck star and writer Amy Schumer’s next film. Still untitled, the Paul Feig-produced action-comedy will star Schumer as the younger half of a mother-daughter pair who find themselves kidnapped while on vacation in Brazil. The role of the mother, who we’re just going to assume spends her ordeal slowly loosening up and showing how cool and unexpectedly crass she can be, is still uncast, but Sally Field, Frances Conroy, and Meryl Streep are all apparently being considered.

Schumer co-wrote the movie with her sister, Kim Caramele, adapting a script from Feig’s The Heat collaborator Katie Dippold. (Dippold apparently based the maternal relationship in the film on her own, suggesting that she harbors the natural, universal desire to be kidnapped with her mother in Brazil.)


Levine, whose last movie was 2013’s zom-rom-com Warm Bodies, is just finishing up work on his Christmas movie The Night Before. That film, which reunites him with his 50/50 stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen, is set to open on November 25.

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