Amy Schumer’s Mother-Daughter Comedy at Fox Lands ’50/50’ Director

After missing out on “Spider-Man,” Jonathan Levine is in early talks to work with the “Trainwreck” actress

Last Updated: August 18, 2015 @ 5:04 PM

After just missing out on the “Spider-Man” gig, director Jonathan Levine is in early talks to direct Amy Schumer’s mother-daughter action-comedy for 20th Century Fox, an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap.

Paul Feig is producing under his Feigco banner along with Chernin Entertainment. Katie Dippold wrote the script and will serve as an executive producer.

The film, which is inspired by Dippold’s relationship with her mother, follows a family vacation gone wrong.

Levine most recently directed Sony’s Christmas comedy “The Night Before,” which comes out the week of Thanksgiving. The R-rated movie stars Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Anthony Mackie.

Levine previously directed “Warm Bodies,” “50/50,” “The Wackness” and “All the Boys Love Mandy Lane.” He lost the coveted “Spider-Man” gig to Jon Watts, though it may have been for the best, as Schumer is no one’s idea of a consolation prize following the success of “Trainwreck” this summer.

CAA represents Levine, who will also direct “I’m Dying Up Here,” Showtime’s new one-hour pilot from executive producer Jim Carrey set in the 1970s LA comedy scene.


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