Apatow has been on a white-hot streak since directing Virgin in 2005. He followed that film up by producing Will Ferrell vehicle Talladega Nights and teen comedy Superbad--in between he directed, wrote and produced Knocked Up. However, last year’s Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, which Apatow co-wrote and produced, stumbled at the box office.
His other upcoming producing projects include Forgetting Sarah Marshall with Jason Segel and Kristen Bell; Pineapple Express with Rogen and James Franco; Step Brothers starring Ferrell and John C. Reilly; and The Year One, which Harold Ramis is directing and which stars Jack Black, Michael Cera and Olivia Wilde.
Upcoming non-Apatow related projects for the stars include Bedtime Stories, which Sandler is currently shooting, and 17 Again for Mann, alongside Zac Efron. Rogen lent his voice to Horton Hears a Who and is also in the process of shooting Kevin Smith’s Zack and Miri Make a Porno.