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Amy Schumer successfully crossed over into the world of movies, so now it’s time for her next big project. The funny gal of Inside Amy Schumer found wide success with Trainwreck, her film co-starring herself and SNL vet Bill Hader in a story about a woman who needs to get her life right. But how does one top such a raunchy, signature Schumer comedy? According to Deadline, that would be a mother-daughter-vacation-gone-wrong extravaganza.
The trade reports that Schumer’s next film project is taking that shape. The still-untitled film was written by Katie Dippold, who wrote Paul Feig’s The Heat, The Heat 2 and all-female Ghostbusters remake. She based the project on her own relationship with her mother, and the directing job was offered to Warm Bodies’ Jonathan Levine. He’s apparently still weighing his options, but Schumer is on board. While he makes his decision, it’s time to dream cast the mother.
There are a number of great comediennes killing it in the marketplace, but who is both able and age appropriate to star opposite Amy Schumer in this mother-daughter-vacation comedy? While we wait for the details on this film to get flushed out, here are six awesome actresses who just might be woman enough to tango with Schumer.
Katey SagalThere’s no one we’d rather have fighting in our corner than Katey Sagal. The actress, 61, played the tough-as-nails biker mom on Sons of Anarchy. But she still had time to film a small role in Pitch Perfect 2, playing the mom of newbie Bella Emily. She’s had some comedy experience, what with Futurama and Married…with Children, but we’d love to see her grapple with Schumer, especially since these two ladies are so different.
Mary-Louise ParkerSince Weeds came to an end, Mary-Louise Parker has been slowly fading from the spotlight, and that’s unacceptable. She made that series into the dark comedy it was, and since then, she’s only been snagging a handful of roles in films like R.I.P.D. and Red 2, and the TV show The Blacklist. Schumer could really help her out — and vice versa. The still-rising comedienne has been in her own little world, and could benefit from different voices.
Lisa KudrowIf Lisa Kudrow, 52, could take a break from her Emmy race on The Comeback, she would make an excellent movie mom for Amy Schumer. She could combat her over-the-top edge with a controlled bluntness that would put the raunchy comedienne in her place. Meanwhile, Schumer’s gags about sex, STDs and feminine hygiene would, in turn, loosen up Lisa Kudrow’s put-together exterior. We’re so used to seeing the former Friends star in her new element that it’s easy to forget all the different situations in which she thrives.
Julia Louis-DreyfusIf you recall Inside Amy Schumer’s "Last Fuckable Day" sketch, the Veep star can go toe-to-toe with the young comedienne. We could listen to them talk about how the Real Housewives look like purses that melted in a car accident all day long. Though Dreyfus, 54, is busy with her HBO series, she still makes time for film roles, like with Enough Said. While she’s been impressing with her dramatic and comedic sensibilities, we’re now craving more of her "I don’t give a rat’s ass" jokes that would fit right in with Schumer.
Wendi Mclendon-CoveyThough she only had a small role in Paul Feig’s Bridesmaids, Wendi Mclendon-Covey delivered a standout performance. We bet some of your friends are still shouting, "I want balls in my face!" whenever it’s time to go party. She found her new groove on ABC’s The Goldbergs, but we’d love to see her come back to the big screen in something — anything, really — that’s not Tyler Perry’s Single Moms Club. Plus, it's also a nice reminder that there are other hilarious women of the big screen besides Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy.
Mary SteenburgenPerhaps it's mainly Mary Steenburgen's previous role in 30 Rock -- where she loses her cool at the United Nations and calls a representative a penis -- but we'd love to see star opposite Schumer in a movie, especially one that requires a longterm vacation. We’ve seen her play against Will Forte in The Last Man On Earth and Taylor Schilling in Orange Is the New Black, and a film with Schumer would continue her journey to feature in the trendiest new comedies. Can one of these women get a call?
Who would you dream cast as Amy Schumer's on-screen mother?