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.
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”
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.