Netflix and Judd Apatow are having some fun with the filmmakers pandemic showbiz comedy, The Bubble. It’s not often that you get a full phony trailer for the ridiculous franchise flick being shot within the movie. And while that was cool and very funny, it’s only now that we’re getting the real thing with actual footage.
Leslie Mann, David Duchovny, Karen Gillan, Pedro Pascal, Keegan-Michael Key, Iris Apatow, Vir Das, Maria Bakalova, Guz Khan, Kate McKinnon, Peter Serafinowicz and Fred Armisen star as actors working on a Hollywood franchise, Cliff Beasts 6: The Battle for Everest: Memories of a Requiem, at the height of the pandemic. Unsurprisingly, quarantining in a posh hotel while also shooting a movie goes disastrously awry.
A lot of time has been spent building out the lore of this fake franchise. Cliff Beasts 6 was preceded by such seminal hits as Cliff Beasts, Cliff Beasts 2: Re-Extinction, Cliff Beasts 3: Oceana, Cliff Beasts 4: Beijing Beasts, and Cliff Beasts 5: Space Fury which I hear is very underrated.
Apatow directs and also co-wrote the script with Pam Brady.
The Bubble hits Netflix on April 1st, which sounds about right.