Great news in the comedic film world today: Ed Helms has wooed Judd Apatow with his script for A Whole New Hugh, about "three guys who try to boost their friend's confidence by making him appear to be successful." Apatow will produce the comedy, and the Variety article reporting the news also includes this unusually sweet display of manly affection:
Apatow enthused about "The Office" thesp, calling him a national treasure, before waggishly adding that "the nation does not know it yet."
How cute is that?
You may know Ed Helms from his role as the annoying Andy on "The Office," as well as for his stint on "The Daily Show." Judd Apatow is known for writing and directing The 40-Year-Old Virgin, and he's anticipating a June release for what looks to be this summer's top comedy, Knocked Up, starring Katherine Heigl. Most recently in Apatow news, however, is the super funny trailer for Superbad, which stars Michael Cera and is also produced by Apatow.