We are very, very far away from actually seeing anything from the Amy Schumer-Judd Apatow team-up Trainwreck . The movie, for which available plot details are scarce, doesn't even come out until next July. And yet it's already one of my most anticipated films of 2015, and I am here to berate you into considering adding it to your list of favorites, too.
It really is gonna be great. You just have to trust me on this one. The likelihood of this one not being worth your time is very, very slim. Let's just look at the evidence:
Amy Schumer knows what the fuck she's doing
In a recent interview with Laughspin*, Apatow laid out what working with Schumer is like:
Amy is a fantastic writer. She really has a lot she wants to say, which is the best kind of person to collaborate with-- someone who has opinions and visions and a great, strong comic point of view. She wrote this script fast compared to a lot of other people and she's worked as hard as anyone I've ever collaborated with. She's just been a pleasure. She's really funny and really smart. She's been doing her sketch show so she's very skilled with production and acting and everything that goes into something like this. She hasn't made a film before, but I like that. You're so into it when it's your first movie. You get a level of passion that's ridiculously high.
She's proven she's got the chops through her sketch show.
Inside Amy Schumer is a gem and if you're not watching it you should probably rectify that.
She's been in a bunch of comedy (22 Jump Street, to name just one) and her turn in Short Term 12 beat out Cate Blanchett for an award the year Blanchett won the Oscar. She's great. I can't wait to see her in this.
This picture of Daniel Radcliffe walking a shitton of dogs is from it
He's got a cameo. It's already gone viral.
It's time for Schumer to get as big as the rest of Apatown
Seth Rogen, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Lena Dunham, Bridesmaids — Apatow has used his position to launch a hefty portion of Hollywood's big names. Schumer's already revered among those in the know, but an Apatow-backed movie will undoubtedly open her up to the widespread appreciation she really deserves.
Also, Tilda Swinton's in it. Isn't that enough???
*Update: This post originally stated that Apatow's interview was with The Huffington Post; in reality it was with Laughspin, and the text has been changed to reflect that.