Does anyone remember the ridiculous fight several years ago between the creator of “The 70’s Show,” Mark Brazill, and Judd Apatow, who wanted to borrow Topher Grace for a guest stint on “Undeclared”? Somehow, a misunderstanding erupted, which led to Brazill telling Apatow to “get cancer” and “die in a fiery accident and taste your own blood”?
Whatever happened to Mark Brazil, anyway? He just kind of disappeared, or maybe he died in a fiery crash. Serves him right for wishing cancer on someone — that’s something reserved for douchebags and film critics.
Anyway, that has little to do with this item, which is actually 43 different kinds of stellar: “Freaks and Geeks” creator, Paul Feig, is re-teaming with his “F & G” writer/producer partner, Judd Apatow, on a new project, and that new project features maybe the funniest current or former “SNL” female cast member between the years of 1995 and 2010 whose name is not Tina Fey: Kristen Wiig. Wiig also wrote the screenplay with Annie Mumolo.
It’s a wedding-themed comedy about two women who battle over who can plan their best friend’s wedding. It’s not a premise that inspires a lot of excitement, but the fact that both Feig and Apatow are now involved is promising, though there’s no word yet on what their roles in the project will entail. I’m guessing that Apatow will produce and that Feig — who directed the horrible Unaccompanied Minors — will ultimately direct.
If it seems like an unusual project for Apatow — who usually does man-on-man homoerotic love pictures with Seth Rogen — it’s probably because you’re not thinking of the movie in the appropriate terms. My guess is that the Wiig movie is just a simple role reversal of Apatow’s usual fare — maybe he’s trying to start a new trend: Sismance.
Somebody is seriously going to have to think up a better name than that.