EXCLUSIVE: On the same week that the sleeper Bridesmaids crossed the $100 million domestic gross mark, Universal Pictures has just made a preemptive acquisition of an original comic pitch that will re-team its director, Paul Feig, with Bridesmaids producer Judd Apatow. Feig will write and direct the untitled comedy, and produce it with Apatow. These guys go all the way back together to the Feig-created Freaks and Geeks.
Studio was keeping the log line under wraps, but it is an unconventional love story and is something Feig has been working on for awhile so it could happen in the near term. Of course, when a movie performs the way that the Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo-scripted Bridesmaids has, they usually start talking sequel about now, so stay tuned. Feig’s also a prolific TV director, including Weeds, Nurse Jackie and The Office. Feig’s repped by CAA, Apatow by UTA and Mosaic.