Judd Apatow on possibility of directing film starring daughters, debunks old “Sherlock Holmes” rumor


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Judd Apatow might have seemingly created a family of comedians that he loves making films with, but he also loves to incorporate his family into his movies. His wife, Leslie Mann, has appeared in six projects he’s worked on, while his two daughters, Maude and Iris, star in three out of the four films he’s directed. In fact, Apatow recently told IFC that he chose bring those three back to reprise their roles in his “Knocked Up” sequel, “This Is 40,” because they were the family he most liked in the movies he’s created.

So as Maude, 14, and Iris, 9, get older, their involvement in their father’s films begs the question whether or not he’d chose to one day make a movie for them to star in. Apatow said he’s not ruling the idea out.

“You never know,” he said in an interview Friday at Seth Rogen‘s Hilarity for Charity event, which raised money for the Alzheimer’s Association. He added that it seems like a feasible option because “I don’t like meeting new people.”

One project that he definitely won’t be working on any time soon is the rumored “Sherlock Holmes” movie starring Will Ferrell and Sacha Baron Cohen. It was first announced back in 2008, but details about the alleged collaboration have been scant ever since. Apatow explained that that’s because the movie was never actually happening.

“That’s always something that’s out there that just isn’t correct,” he said. “If you think about it, it doesn’t seem to make sense.”

That may be true but, as we told him at the time, that’s the reason we were intrigued by it. May we be the first to suggest a “Sherlock Holmes” reinvention with Maude and Iris as Sherlock and Watson, respectively? Who’s with us?

Would you like to see a Judd Apatow movie with Maude and Iris at its center? Tell us in the comments section below or on Facebook or Twitter.

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Millennial Wisdom

Charles Speaks For Us All

Get to know Charles, the social media whiz of Brockmire.

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He may be an unlikely radio producer Brockmire, but Charles is #1 when it comes to delivering quips that tie a nice little bow on the absurdity of any given situation.

Charles also perfectly captures the jaded outlook of Millennials. Or at least Millennials as mythologized by marketers and news idiots. You know who you are.

Played superbly by Tyrel Jackson Williams, Charles’s quippy nuggets target just about any subject matter, from entry-level jobs in social media (“I plan on getting some experience here, then moving to New York to finally start my life.”) to the ramifications of fictional celebrity hookups (“Drake and Taylor Swift are dating! Albums y’all!”). But where he really nails the whole Millennial POV thing is when he comments on America’s second favorite past-time after type II diabetes: baseball.

Here are a few pearls.

On Baseball’s Lasting Cultural Relevance

“Baseball’s one of those old-timey things you don’t need anymore. Like cursive. Or email.”

On The Dramatic Value Of Double-Headers

“The only thing dumber than playing two boring-ass baseball games in one day is putting a two-hour delay between the boring-ass games.”

On Sartorial Tradition

“Is dressing badly just a thing for baseball, because that would explain his jacket.”

On Baseball, In A Nutshell

“Baseball is a f-cked up sport, and I want you to know it.”

Learn more about Charles in the behind-the-scenes video below.

And if you were born before the late ’80s and want to know what the kids think about Baseball, watch Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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Crown Jules

Amanda Peet FTW on Brockmire

Amanda Peet brings it on Brockmire Wednesday at 10P on IFC.

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On Brockmire, Jules is the unexpected yin to Jim Brockmire’s yang. Which is saying a lot, because Brockmire’s yang is way out there. Played by Amanda Peet, Jules is hard-drinking, truth-spewing, baseball-loving…everything Brockmire is, and perhaps what he never expected to encounter in another human.

“We’re the same level of functional alcoholic.”

But Jules takes that commonality and transforms it into something special: a new beginning. A new beginning for failing minor league baseball team “The Frackers”, who suddenly about-face into a winning streak; and a new beginning for Brockmire, whose life gets a jumpstart when Jules lures him back to baseball. As for herself, her unexpected connection with Brockmire gives her own life a surprising and much needed goose.

“You’re a Goddamn Disaster and you’re starting To look good to me.”

This palpable dynamic adds depth and complexity to the narrative and pushes the series far beyond expected comedy. See for yourself in this behind-the-scenes video (and brace yourself for a unforgettable description of Brockmire’s genitals)…

Want more about Amanda Peet? She’s all over the place, and has even penned a recent self-reflective piece in the New York Times.

And of course you can watch the Jim-Jules relationship hysterically unfold in new episodes of Brockmire, every Wednesday at 10PM on IFC.

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Draught Pick

Sam Adams “Keeps It Brockmire”

All New Brockmire airs Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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From baseball to beer, Jim Brockmire calls ’em like he sees ’em.


It’s no wonder at all, then, that Sam Adams would reach out to Brockmire to be their shockingly-honest (and inevitably short-term) new spokesperson. Unscripted and unrestrained, he’ll talk straight about Sam—and we’ll take his word. Check out this new testimonial for proof:

See more Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC, presented by Samuel Adams. Good f***** beer.

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