Netflix's next comedy movie ensemble packs quite the punch.
Director Judd Apatow's Netflix comedy venture 'The Bubble' will see a number of top comedy and action stars joining forces to shoot a film while in the midst of a pandemic.
Leading the cast will be Leslie Mann, Keegan-Michael Key, Pedro Pascal, Karen Gillan, Fred Armisen, David Duchovny, and Peter Serafinowicz. Maria Bakalova from 'Borat Subsequent Moviefilm' will also be joining the cast, as well as Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann's 18-year-old actress daughter, Iris.
Apatow, know for last year's 'The King of Staten Island' and 'This is 40' will direct, produce, and co-write the script with 'South Park' producer Pam Brady.
'The Bubble' will revolve around the stars being the cast and crew of a movie which was in the middle of shooting before the production was halted. They will be stuck inside a "pandemic bubble" in a hotel, where they will be tasked with completing the movie.
A timely movie of course, hopefully when we watch it our time of living within 5km of our homes will be a distant memory. But will movie audiences want to watch a movie centring around COVID-19 by then? Probably.
According to Deadline, Netflix greenlit the movie and fast-tracked it to begin shooting at the beginning of 2021. Rian Johnson's 'Knives Out' is believed to have been an influential title on this, calling for Apatow to recruit a cast with similar star power.