Judd Apatow has assembled a stellar cast for his pandemic-themed comedy The Bubble on Netflix. One of the names that stands out is Borat Post Movie rising star Maria Bakalova in what will be her next big role. This comes after the Bulgarian actress gained widespread recognition for her performance in the Borat sequel, which also brought in Golden Globe, SAG and Critics’ Choice Award nominations.
With Maria bakalova and the other big names revealed as part of the cast of The bubble include Karen Gillan (Jumanji: Welcome to the jungle), Pedro Pascal (The mandalorian), Iris Apatow (Love), Fred Armisen (Porlandia), Keegan-Michael Key (Key and Peele), Leslie Mann (Blockers), Peter Serafinowicz (Guardians of the Galaxy) and David Duchovny (The x files). This impressive list of names confirms rumors that Apatow was looking for a strong set comparable to Knives out.
Address directly the way of life that we have all had to endure during the last year, The bubble it is described as a “metacomedy” film that tackles the coronavirus pandemic head-on. The story follows a group of actors trapped inside a pandemic bubble in a hotel while trying to complete a movie. Apatow directs using a script co-written with Pam Brady (South Park), and Apatow’s frequent contributor Barry Mendel will serve as executive producer.
After producing comedy movies for years, Judd Apatow made his directorial debut with the 2005 film Virgin at 40. Co-written with lead star Steve Carell, the film was a huge success and established Apatow as a great comedy. As a director, he has since directed films such as Pregnant, Funny people, This is 40, Derailed train, and the documentary The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling. He has also produced other titles such as Quick pineapple, Do not mess with the ZohanY Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.
Apatow’s latest movie, The King of Staten Island, was released last year through VOD outlets. It was originally scheduled to be released in theaters, but the pandemic changed those plans. Movie stars Pete Davidson (Saturday night live) as a young man who dropped out of high school and must rebuild his life when his mother begins dating a new man who remembers his dead father. The King of Staten Island it performed well with critics, and while it didn’t get a fair deal at the box office, it was one of the most popular VOD titles of the pandemic.
The pandemic has also inspired several other movie and television projects, in case you didn’t hear enough about all of that in real life. That even includes the Freeform romantic comedy. Love in the time of Corona and producer Michael Bay’s horror thriller Singing bird about a new strain of coronavirus that turns people into zombies. Last year, it was also reported that The office Executive producers Ben Silverman and Paul Lieberstein were developing a remote workplace comedy inspired by the new world Covid-19.
It is not yet known when The bubble filming will begin and a release date for the film has not yet been set on Netflix. This news comes from Variety.
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