It’s safe to say that Amy Schumer is having a pretty stellar year. The comedian is currently riding high with the combined success of her Comedy Central sketch series, Inside Amy Schumer, and the $30 million opening for her feature film debut, Trainwreck. So what’s next for the comic-turned-movie star? Following her first big-screen hit, Schumer is apparently eager to return to the format and has already begun plotting out her next feature film.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Schumer’s next project will likely be a still-untitled comedy for Fox. The movie will center on a mother and daughter duo who find themselves kidnapped while on vacation in Brazil. Schumer will play the daughter and she and her sister Kim Caramele have reportedly already completed revisions on the script, initially written by The Heat‘s Katie Dippold, in order to have the character match her distinctive voice.
Following Trainwreck‘s success, the project has become a high priority for Fox. In fact, The Hollywood Reporter reports that the studio is already looking at some pretty big names for the part of the mother, with notable actresses like Sally Field, Meryl Streep and American Horror Story‘s Frances Conroy on it’s current wish list.
Before it can kick off casting though, the studio also has to nail down a director. So far, Warm Bodies‘ Jonathan Levine, Little Miss Sunshine team Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris and The Inbetweeners Movie‘s Ben Palmer are among some of the filmmakers currently in consideration to helm the film. Lucia Aniello, who directed episodes of Broad City, and Year of the Dog‘s Mike White have also been mentioned as possibilities. Per THR, Schumer will have a say in deciding which director gets the gig.
While the film may still be working on figuring out its creative team, it does already have some notable names lined up behind the screen. Paul Feig, director of Bridesmaids and the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot, is set to produce along with Peter Chernin. The two previously collaborated on this year’s Spy. Meanwhile, Diddold will serve as an executive producer.
Given how in-demand Schumer currently is, it’s no surprise that Fox is eager to start work on the film sooner rather than later. The studio is reportedly aiming to start shooting before the end of the year. Before they can begin filming though, there are several factors to take into consideration – including making sure that there are no scheduling conflicts with Schumer’s Comedy Central series.
Speaking of which, Schumer isn’t done dominating TV just yet. While the comedian may be focusing more attention on her big screen projects these days, she’s also staying plenty busy with her Emmy-nominated series. Inside Amy Schumer was renewed for a fourth season back in April, which means fans can expect plenty more viral sketches on everything from sexuality to progressive gender politics.
Between her critically acclaimed series and what will likely be just one of many feature film projects on the horizon, one thing is abundantly clear: Schumer’s reign in Hollywood is only just beginning.