[Update 3:35 p.m. Oscar nominee Barkhad Abdi (“Captain Phillips”), comedians Mike Birbiglia, Jon Glaser and Vanessa Bayer (“SNL”), pro wrestler John Cena and Tilda Swinton‘s “We Need to Talk About Kevin” co-star Ezra Miller are also in various stages of negotiations to join the cast of “Trainwreck,” as first reported by Variety. TheWrap’s earlier exclusive about Tilda Swinton is below.]
Swinton is nearing a deal to play Schumer’s boss, an individual familiar with the project told TheWrap.
Universal optioned the rights to the project from Schumer in August 2013, and since then, she has been developing the script with Apatow, who is also producing through his Universal-based Apatow Productions.
Universal executive Erik Baiers will oversee the project for the studio, which has been keeping plot details under wraps, though all will be revealed on July 24, 2015.
Swinton next stars in Terry Gilliam‘s “The Zero Theorem,” Jim Jarmusch‘s vampire tale “Only Lovers Left Alive” and the sci-fi movie “Snowpiercer.” She can currently be seen opposite Ralph Fiennes as Madame D. in Wes Anderson‘s “The Grand Budapest Hotel.”
Swinton, who won an Oscar for her supporting performance in “Michael Clayton,” is repped by UTA, Hamilton Hodell and attorney Jodi Peikoff.