'This is 40' director Judd Apatow has his eyes on Broadway
Judd Apatow has conquered the world of comedies, and now the man behind flicks such as "Knocked Up" and "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" wants to try his hand at the Broadway stage.
"I miss doing something where I'm interacting more with the audience," Apatow said in the January issue of GQ magazine. "I like the idea of writing something and rewriting it every night based on how it's playing. I have a great idea.
Maybe like the best idea I've ever had. It requires me to create characters and situations that have absolutely nothing to do with my experience."
And the show he plans to pen isn't exactly the funny territory we normally associate with Apatow, whose latest comedy, "This is 40," is in theaters now.
"It's about victims of the criminal-justice system and the challenges they face," he said. "I am excited to write something which has a social conscience.
That is not something I have attempted before, and I hope I am up for the challenge."