Newswire: Judd Apatow to produce Kumail Nanjiani’s first movie, Big Sick

Kumail Nanjiani has come a long way since 2009, when the stand-up, writer, and actor stressed out with us about whether he should just bite the bullet and start his own Wikipedia page. Six years later, Nanjiani has carved out a niche as one of Hollywood’s most persistently delightful character actors; he stars right now on two different TV shows (including one he co-created), hosts a podcast that earned him a spot on the new X-Files revival, and has become the proud subject of a happy and growing entry on the online encyclopedia, presumably written by people who are not Kumail Nanjiani.

Now he’s taking the next big step on the comedy ladder by entering into the orbit of Judd Apatow, the man whose body secretes 90 percent of Hollywood’s precious supply of Comedy Movie Legitimacy. (The other 10 percent, of course, is harvested from the sweat-drenched …

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