Judd Apatow to Direct Amy Schumer's 'Train Wreck'

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.