After the modest performances of This is 40 ($67.5 million) and Funny People ($51.8 million), director Judd Apatow might need a little magic to reclaim the box-office dominance of Knocked Up ($148 million) and The 40-Year-Old Virgin ($109.4M). Which might explain why he’s leaning on the world’s most powerful wizard for his next comedy, the Amy Schumer-led Trainwreck.
The Internet caught fire today with bizarre pictures of Harry Potter sensation Daniel Radcliffe smoking and walking around New York City with a pack of dogs.
Has Daniel Radcliffe fallen on hard times after the Harry Potter franchise wrapped? Is he killing time between performances on Broadway in The Cripple of Inishmaan by walking packs of posh Upper East Side pooches? Neither, as it seems. As the day progressed, Daniel Radcliffe was linked to a possible cameo in Judd Apatow’s comedy Trainwreck, built around the brilliantly funny Amy Schumer. Twitter user Ana caught the best photo while walking through Bryant Park of Daniel Radcliffe, Amy Schumer and Judd Apatow on an obvious Trainwreck set.
We reached out to Universal Studios, but they declined comment. So let’s speculate. Judd Apatow loves to surround his stars with mega-watt talent in supporting roles. This is 40 was arguably a Paul Rudd/Leslie Mann "joint," but Apatow found parts for Jason Segel, Megan Fox, Chris O’Dowd, John Lithgow and Albert Brooks! Funny People surrounded Adam Sandler with Jonah Hill, Jason Schwartzman, Aubrey Plaza Aziz Ansari and RZA! We reported earlier that Apatow added LeBron James and Method Man to Trainwreck. So yeah, stunt casting in Apatow films is status quo.
The director, of course, responded with a joke.
Daniel Radcliffe, meanwhile, is in Manhattan with time to kill, has attempted comedy a couple of times over the course of his career (look for his stint on Ricky Gervais’ brilliant Extras), and isn’t afraid to sully his pristine reputation as the boy who lived. Did the Internet spoil yet another amusing movie cameo? Probably. Find out when Trainwreck opens on July 24, 2015.
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