Bubble, The: Apatow’s Pandemic-Inspired Comedy to Star Maria Bakalova (Borat 2)


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Borat 2 breakout Maria Bakalova, Guardian of the Galaxy‘s Karen Gillan, and The Mandalorian headliner Pedro Pascal are among the bold-faced names that are starring in Judd Apatow’s latest comedy, The Bubble. 
Also in Bubble are Iris Apatow, Fred Armisen, David Duchovny, Keegan-Michael Key, Leslie Mann, and Peter Serafinowicz.

The feature is inspired by the real-life making of Jurassic World: Dominion, the sixth installment in the Jurassic franchise which saw its cast stuck in the United Kingdom for months during the pandemic lockdown, with production stopping and restarting several times due to positive COVID-19 tests.

The details are being kept in secrecy but it is known that Gillan and Pascal will play the made-up franchise’s stars while Mann and Duchovny will play a once married acting duo now forced to quarantine under one roof.

Apatow is directing from a script he co-wrote with Pam Brady (Hamlet 2).  He is producing via his Apatow Productions banner, with collaborator Barry Mendel, who most recently worked with Apatow on The King of Staten Island, set to executive produce.

The Bubble marks Apatow’s first undertaking outside Universal in over 15 years.