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You Too Can Be One of Judd Apatow’s Funny People

Funny People Poster

The folks at Universal would like to give you the opportunity to get in the action on Judd Apatow’s next film, titled Funny People. The film, which will star Seth Rogen, Adam Sandler and Leslie Mann (seen in the banner above), will tell the story of a stand-up comedian who learns that he has a terminal illness, forcing him to head out in search of friendship. Sandler will play the terminally ill comedian and Seth Rogen will play another comedian whom he hires to be his personal assistant/friend.

Funny People Poster

Along with releasing the first teaser poster, seen above, Universal has also launched a campaign with MySpace for one lucky fan to win a walk-on role in the film. Have a look at the full press release and an introductory video from Judd Apatow below:

MYSPACE PRESENTS CONTEST FOR THE JUDD APATOW FILM “FUNNY PEOPLE”

One Lucky Fan Will Win Walk-On Role in the Upcoming Film Starring Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Eric Bana, Jonah Hill and Jason Schwartzman

Fans of Knocked Up, The 40 Year Old Virgin, and Superbad take note –

MySpace, the world’s premier social network, and Universal Pictures are pleased to announce an exclusive contest for Judd Apatow’s highly anticipated film Funny People. Beginning today, the MySpace community can enter to win a walk-on role!

To enter, contestants must log into MySpace and friend the Funny People official MySpace page http://www.myspace.com/funnypeople. Then in 100 words or less, users must leave a comment explaining why he or she should win the role. The deadline for submissions is December 8, 2008. Winners will be judged on quality of expression, originality, and enthusiasm.

Funny People is set to hit theaters on July 31, 2009.

Neil Miller is the Founder and Publisher of Film School Rejects. For almost a decade, he has been talking movies on television, the radio, and the Internet.

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