Director Judd Apatow is one of the most well-known filmmakers of the last decade. With hits like The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, and, most recently, The King of Staten Island on his résumé, Apatow recently signed with Netflix. As first reported by Deadline, the director’s next film under the deal will be titled The Bubble and feature a cast of talented A-listers.
Per the initial report, the ensemble cast will include Pedro Pascal, Keegan-Michael Key, and Karen Gillan. Additionally, they will be joined by Fred Armisen, David Duchovny, Leslie Mann, Maria Bakalove, Iris Apatow, and Peter Serafinowicz as well. Apatow will direct the feature as well as serve as an executive producer. The director will also co-write the script alongside Pam Brady (Hot Rod). Additionally, Barry Mendel (Bridesmaids) and Donald Sabourin (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation) are on-board to produce as well.
The Bubble will reportedly follow a group of actors working within restrictions caused by COVID-19. The comedy will depict the group of performers as they are stuck inside a pandemic bubble at a hotel attempting to complete a film. The film follows recent projects like HBO Max’s LockedDown and Songbird to take inspiration from the real-life global coronavirus pandemic.
Recently, Pedro Pascal has become a household name. Thanks to a starring role in the Disney+ Star Wars series The Mandalorian, Pascal is more in-demand than ever before. Additionally, the actor starred alongside Gal Gadot in Wonder Woman 1984 and in Robert Rodriguez’s We Can Be Heroes. Up next, Pascal will reprise his role in season three of The Mandalorian as well as star in The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent with Nicolas Cage.
Meanwhile, Keegan-Michael Key has been branching out and diversifying this filmography with roles in Netflix musicals The Prom and Jingle Jangle. Up next, Key will star in Apple TV’s Schmigadoon! and reteam with his Key & Peele co-star Jordan Peele in the animated feature Wendell and Wild. Karen Gillan continues to churn out impressive performances in films like Avengers: Endgame and Jumanji: The Next Level. Next, Gillan will join Aaron Paul and Jesse Eisenberg in the sci-fi satire Dual.
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