Trainwreck (film)

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Directed by Judd Apatow
Produced by
Written by Amy Schumer
Judd Apatow
Music by
Cinematography Jody Lee Lipes
Edited by Paul Zucker
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release dates
  • July 24, 2015 (2015-07-24)
Country United States
Language English

Trainwreck is an upcoming American comedy film written by Amy Schumer in her debut starring role, and co-written and directed by Judd Apatow. The film stars Schumer along with an ensemble cast that includes Tilda Swinton, Bill Hader, Brie Larson, Colin Quinn, Barkhad Abdi, Mike Birbiglia, Jon Glaser, Vanessa Bayer, John Cena, Ezra Miller, LeBron James, Method Man, and Norman Lloyd.

Principal photography began on May 19, 2014 in New York City. The film is scheduled to be released on July 24, 2015, by Universal Pictures.



On August 26, 2013, Universal Pictures optioned an untitled script written by Amy Schumer that she would also star in.[7] On November 27, 2013, it was announced that Judd Apatow would direct the film.[8] On January 8, 2014, it was announced that the film would be released on July 24, 2015.[9] On January 30, 2014, Bill Hader joined the cast of the film.[10] On February 18, 2014, Brie Larson joined the cast of the film.[11] On March 28, 2014, Colin Quinn, Barkhad Abdi, Mike Birbiglia, Jon Glaser, Vanessa Bayer, John Cena, Ezra Miller and Tilda Swinton were cast in the film.[1] On May 7, 2014, Method Man and LeBron James joined the cast of the film.[2] On June 30, Daniel Radcliffe was spotted filming some scenes for the film which confirmed his casting.[5] On July 1, Marisa Tomei was confirmed to star in the film.[6] In an interview with The New York Times, Schumer revealed that after dismissing the original script almost entirely, the story was rewritten with an amplified and comedic version of Schumer's own past as its basis.[12]


Principal photography began on May 19, 2014, in New York City.[13] On June 2, the crew began filming in the area of Manhattan and Long Island.[14] On June 24, Schumer and Larson were spotted during the filming of some emotional scenes in the Central Park.[15] On June 30, actor Daniel Radcliffe was spotted in Bryant Park filming some scenes while walking dogs.[5] Principal photography ended on August 1, 2014.[16]

Marketing and promotion[edit]

A first look still from the film was released on July 18, 2014 by The New York Times.[17]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Judd Apatow's 'Trainwreck' Casts Up: Tilda Swinton, Barkhad Abdi and John Cena Sign On". 2014-03-18. Retrieved 2014-05-21. 
  2. ^ a b c "LeBron James, Method Man Join Judd Apatow's 'Trainwreck'". The Hollywood Reporter. 2014-05-07. Retrieved 2014-05-21. 
  3. ^ "Twitter / JuddApatow: This week we start shooting". Retrieved 2014-05-22. 
  4. ^ "Twitter / JuddApatow: This is happening right now.". Retrieved 2014-06-27. 
  5. ^ a b c Shewfelt, Raechal Leone (30 June 2014). "Daniel Radcliffe's Dog Day Afternoon". Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  6. ^ a b Ge, Linda (July 1, 2014). "Marisa Tomei and Daniel Radcliffe Join Judd Apatow's ‘Trainwreck’". Retrieved July 2, 2014. 
  7. ^ Fleming, Mike. "Universal, Judd Apatow Make Movie Bet On Comedian Amy Schumer". Retrieved 2014-05-21. 
  8. ^ "Judd Apatow on Board to Direct the Amy Schumer Pic ‘Train Wreck’". Variety. 2013-11-27. Retrieved 2014-05-21. 
  9. ^ Yamato, Jen. "Judd Apatow-Amy Schumer Movie 'Trainwreck' Gets July 2015 Release Date". Retrieved 2014-05-21. 
  10. ^ "Bill Hader Joins Amy Schumer in Judd Apatow’s ‘Trainwreck’". Variety. 2014-01-30. Retrieved 2014-05-21. 
  11. ^ "Brie Larson in Talks to Join Judd Apatow's 'Trainwreck'". Hollywood Reporter. 2014-02-18. Retrieved 2014-05-21. 
  12. ^ Buckley, Cara (July 18, 2014). "From Stand-Up to Standout". The New York Times. Retrieved August 19, 2014. 
  13. ^ "On The Set For 5/19/14: Christoph Waltz-Starrer ‘Tulip Fever’ Starts For The Weinstein Co.". Retrieved 2014-05-21. 
  14. ^ Christine (2 June 2014). "First look at Judd Apatow filming ‘Trainwreck’ in NYC". Retrieved 3 June 2014. 
  15. ^ JOHNSON, ALEXA RAE (25 June 2014). "She's a Trainwreck! Amy Schumer gets emotional as she films scenes for new Judd Apatow comedy". Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  16. ^ "Twitter / amyschumer: Wrapped #Trainwreck". 2014-08-01. Retrieved 2014-08-05. 
  17. ^ BUCKLEY, CARA (July 18, 2014). "From Stand-Up to Standout". Retrieved July 19, 2014. 

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