Amy Schumer is set to star in “The Humans” at A24, an adaptation of a Tony-winning play from Stephen Karam, an individual with knowledge of the project tells TheWrap.
Steven Yeun, Beanie Feldstein, Richard Jenkins and Jane Houdyshell, who is reprising her role from her Tony-winning Broadway run, are starring in the film adaptation. A24 is developing it with IAC and Scott Rudin and Eli Bush producing for Scott Rudin Productions.
Karam is also writing and directing the film adaptation of his Broadway show.
“The Humans” is set at Thanksgiving and follows the Blake family in their run-down Manhattan apartment as they argue and deal with aging family members, illnesses, economic woes and frustrations over religion.
“The Humans” was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2016, and it won the Tony Award for Best Play along with three other Tonys, including Best Featured Actor Reed Birney and Featured Actress Houdyshell. The play premiered in Chicago in 2014, went to Off-Broadway in 2015, and then transferred to Broadway in 2016.
Schumer most recently starred in “I Feel Pretty” and is repped by WME and Maverick Management.
The news of the film adaptation was first reported by Deadline.