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Amy Schumer set to unite with Jonathan Levine for kidnap comedy


Story by Jack Foley

AMY Schumer looks set to unite with director Jonathan Levine for her next project, a kidnap comedy that follows a mother and daughter in Brazil.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Levine is in talks to helm, while Schumer has re-written the screenplay with the help of her sister, Kim Caramele, which was based on an earlier draft by Katie Dippold (of The Heat fame).

Schumer will play the daughter, with the role now revised to play to her comedic strengths.

All eyes have been on what Schumer would do next after her breakout film, Trainwreck, catapulted her to Hollywood stardom last month. The Judd Apatow-directed comedy about a magazine writer with a promiscuous lifestyle drew on Schumer’s own experience of living an out-of-control lifestyle.

As well as receiving widespread critical acclaim, the comedy has shot past the $100m mark at the global box office.

Levine most recently directed the zombie rom-com Warm Bodies but is also well known for cancer comedy drama 50/50, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and indie drug dramedy The Wackness.

His next film is the festive comedy The Night Before, again starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as well as Seth Rogen and Anthony Mackie, which hits UK cinemas on December 11, 2015.

The film centres on three friends who get together each year on Christmas Eve for a night of drunken debauchery.

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