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Pee-wee Herman is returning to the big screen with a new movie, and, along for the ride, will be comedy-director-of-the-moment, Judd Apatow!
Apatow, who is responsible for some of the biggest comedies over the last few years like Knocked Up and The 40-Year-Old Virgin, has signed on to bring Paul Reuben's bow-tied alter-ego back to theaters in a brand new film.
Reubens is co-writing the film, which is described as an "on-the-road movie built around a big adventure," and Apatow is jazzed about his new collaboration.
"Let's face it, the world needs more Pee-wee Herman," Apatow told Daily Variety. "I am so excited to be working with Paul Reubens—who is an extraordinary and groundbreaking actor and writer. It's so great to watch him return with such relevance."
The filmmaker says that he got the idea for the new film after seeing Reubens' sold-out live show in L.A. earlier this year. The Pee-wee Herman Show is now headed to Broadway for a six-week stint in October.
And Reubens is honored to have been chosen.
"There is no one like Judd in our business—he loves comedy with emotion and heart, and he sees what we do as art," Reubens said of his new partner. "I can't believe I'm getting this opportunity to be working with him."
Reubens, 57, shot to fame in the '80s, after the release of Pee-wee's Big Adventure in 1985, which was followed up with a Saturday morning children's show, Pee-wee's Playhouse, which ran from 1986 to 1990.
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