Kumail Nanjiani’s “Big Sick” to be Directed by Michael Showalter, Produced by Judd Apatow
Nanjiani co-wrote the film with his wife, Emily V. Gordon.
Kumail Nanjiani has been a busy man of late. Between his stints on Silicon Valley, he’s made appearances on Portlandia, Broad City, and Garfunkel and Oates, and even played Mariah Carey on Paul Scheer’s bizarro webseries Scheer-RL. Today, FilmNation Entertainment announced that Judd Apatow will be producing Nanjiani’s Big Sick, a film he wrote with his wife, the writer and producer Emily V. Gordon.
While details of Big Sick are scarce—Variety states only that the film is “based on true events in [Nanjiani and Gordon’s] life”—the triangulation of Nunjiani’s polite awkwardness, Apatow’s trademark gentle manhood, and director (and Wet Hot American Summer star) Michael Showalter‘s gawky irony portends good things. Uncomfortable things, but good things.