Amy Schumer’s ‘Trainwreck’ Cast Gets Crazier & We Don’t Even Care What’s It’s About Anymore
Amy Schumer's first feature film, which is she both writing and starring in, is already highly anticipated even though no one even knows what it's about. Schumer's success on her Comedy Central sketch show Inside Amy Schumer, direction from Judd Apatow, and one really crazy cast is making Trainwreck one of the most looked forward to movies of the summer... of 2015. And now the cast has gotten even stranger because Trainwreck recently cast Lebron James.
So far — I say so far because even with a large cast, they could still add even more stars — Trainwreck's cast includes Schumer, James, Bill Hader, Tilda Swinton, Method Man, Vanessa Bayer, Ezra Miller, John Cena (yes, the wrestler), Brie Larson, and Barkhad Abdi (yes, that Barkhad Abdi). That is an extremely wide array of cast members and it sounds like Schumer and Apatow are well aware. Apatow posted a video message on Facebook announcing James' casting saying, "This may be the only time this group of people acts together. Maybe it will happen one more time."
In addition to the strange, strange cast, Schumer was recently named one of the 15 Funniest People Alive by GQ and Inside Amy Schumer, which is now in its second season, has introduced her comedy to a wide audience. A feature film not only starring, but written by Schumer would draw people in even without the wild casting decisions. Add in direction from Apatow who either produced or directed the biggest comedies of recent years (Knocked Up, Pineapple Express, The 40-Year-Old Virgin) and it doesn't really matter what Trainwreck is about, people are already sold.
Surely, the movie will release some plot information before the film comes out, but if they decided not to, it would be (to use my favorite analogy of late) like Beyoncé releasing her album without any promotion. It would change the game. Get an intriguing enough cast and talented enough people behind the scenes and just see what happens. And if I had to guess, what happens is a shit-ton of money.