As he's done with Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, and Lena Dunham, Judd Apatow loves to throw his support behind up 'n coming female talent. A few months ago he cast his lot with R-rated comedienne Amy Schumer to produce and co-write a new comedy she would star in , and now it appears he'll take a more active role as director.
THR notes that a casting search is underway for the film, titled Train Wreck, while noting it will be Apatow's next directorial effort. The story will apparently center on a basket case of a woman trying to rebuild her life, and apparently she'll have a boyfriend, best friend, and parent to contend with.
Apatow has been venturing further away from his dude-heavy flicks of late so this move isn't much of a surprise. Hopefully we'll hear more news on this soon.