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With Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Ray Romano, Holly Hunter, Anupam Kher, Zenobia Shroff, and Bo Burnham. “The Big Sick” director Michael Showalter has found his follow-up project and will direct Universal Pictures’ untitled holiday comedy starring Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain and Oscar winner Octavia Spencer, an individual with knowledge of the project tells The Wrap.A dramatic comedy written by actor-writer Kumail Nanjiani and his wife Emily Gordon and based on their real-life courtship, the film stars Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano, and Anupam Kher.Produced by Judd Apatow and Barry Mendel, “The Big Sick” centers on aspiring comedian Kumail and grad student Emily (Kazan), whose romance causes a rift with Kumail’s traditional Muslim parents.
“Michael and I would go into meetings in Hollywood production companies and studios, and they would say, ‘Oh my god, that’s the funniest movie I’ve ever seen.The three are ill at ease with each other and with the hospital staff, with whom they quarrel as the mystery of Emily’s illness grows apace with its seriousness.(Another no-small-parts moment: Myra Lucretia Taylor as the night nurse who persuades Kumail not to move Emily to a swankier hospital.) How does all of this manage to be funny?It took 25 years of working in film and TV, but comedian Michael Showalter has landed what could be his career-defining role: indie filmmaker.READ MORE: Michael Showalter on the Origins of ‘Search Party’ and Status of ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ Showalter’s third feature as a director, “The Big Sick,” is one of the most anticipated movies at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.The project reunites Chastain and Spencer, who each earned Oscar nominations for the “The Help,” with Spencer taking home the gold for best supporting actress.Also Read: ' Scarface': Mexican-Born Writer Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer Tapped to Rewrite Universal's Gangster Reboot (Exclusive) Kelly Carmichael, Celine Rattray and Trudie Styler will also produce.Executive vice president of production Erik Baiers and creative executive Mika Pryce will oversee the project for Universal.Showalter also co-created the Netflix series “Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later,” which is based on his and David Wain’s cult classic of the same name.“There’s no distributor that wouldn’t want to consider it.” Last May, Indie Wire sat down with Showalter on the set of the movie in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.His previous film, “Hello My Name Is Doris” starring Sally Field, had just eclipsed million at the U. box office as one of the top-grossing specialty films of the year, but Showalter wasn’t going to rest on his laurels.