Apatow To Produce New Pee Wee Herman Film

A successful run at an LA theater will get you a run on Broadway, and a run on Broadway will get you a NEW MOVIE!

Development of a new Pee Wee Herman film has been announced, and it’s being produced by Judd Apatow!

After seeing the Herman stage show in Los Angeles, Apatow decided to take on the project, and started reading some scripts written by Paul Reubens himself.

Reubens told reporters that Apatow wanted to take the film in the same direction as Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, something that takes place in a “reality based world and a linear road movie.”

Though fans of PWH have longed for a movie centered around, or at least parts taking place in Pee Wee’s Playhouse, Reuben’s is writing it in a different direction.  Though he explained you never know how it will turn out: “although it’s at such an early stage right now that there still exists the possibility that this could turn into the ‘Playhouse’ movie. I don’t think we know the answer to that yet.”

So will this be the typical Apatow film featuring a cast of Seth Rogen and Jonah Hill?   “I don’t think we have to, but it would be a great problem to have.” Said Reubens.

Regardless of the cast, and plot,  Pee Wee Herman has always been a one man show, and this movie is bound to be hilarious!

Congrats PW!

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