The idea of Trainwreck was discussed for over two years with Judd Apatow. The original draft of the script was written over a month and half. Amy Schumer confessed that she wrote the script with Apatow in mind to direct, as well as for her to star in. So in her writing of the screenplay, she wrote in things that would attract him to the project. Apatow contacted Schumer to make this movie after hearing her interview on the Howard Stern show. Judd was blown away by how funny and intimate she was while discussing the troublings of her father's illness. On August 26, 2013, Universal Studios optioned the then untitled script. On November 27, 2013, it was announced that Apatow would direct the film. On January 8, 2014, it was announced that the film would be released on July 24, 2015. In an interview with The New York Times, Schumer revealed that Apatow and she dismissed their first idea for a story (later revealed to have Schumer as a used-car saleswoman), and shifted to an amplified and comedic version of Schumer's own past as its basis. In January, 2014, Bill Hader was cast. In February, 2014, Brie Larson also joined the cast. In March, 2014, Colin Quinn, Mike Birbiglia, Jon Glaser, Vanessa Bayer, John Cena, Ezra Miller and Tilda Swinton were cast in the film. In May, 2014, Method Man and LeBron James joined the cast of the film.
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