Sunwreck is an American-French adventure-science fiction-comedy film, being directed by Judd Apatow. It is produced by Apatow Productions and StudioCanal and distributed by Universal Studios (United States and Canada) and Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures through Touchstone Pictures (international), being released on July TBDth, 2018.



A few actors are sent to [inside the US, LA for reasons, New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, Detroit, New Orleans, Atlanta or TBD] in order to be part of Kyle Fitzgerald's newest masterpiece Sunwreck as a way to revitalize his troubled career after failures like unwanted sequels to his famous franchises or movies that deliver empty promises. However, things start going the wrong way when Fitzgerald finds out that the studio is planning a massive change of plans by launching a campaign TBD.

Full plot


  • Jake Gyllenhaal as Zachary "Zac" Derby, a charismatic but slightly self-absorbed action star who plays a hotshot pilot known as Charles Blastray while dealing with his castmates' rather conflitive behavior, eventually granting him an Academy Award for Best Actor.
  • Joaquin Phoenix as Richard O'Shea, a serious and rather TBD Irish actor no longer on his prime, playing TBD as a way to recover from recent failures such as playing a terrible take on an iconic villain or a literal drug addict.
  • Anne Hathaway as Harper Watts, a beautiful but rude actress who sparked some controversy after getting blacklisted from some studios due to her SJW views, accepting Fitzgerald's proposal to play TBD as a way to get back into the studios she was kicked out of. After trying to rape/sexual harass Chris Evans at the movie's premiere, she ends up arrested while also winning a Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress on Goldman, which coincidentally released around the same time as Sunwreck as well as cursing Rosie O'Donnell out due to getting the Razzie.
  • Billy Eichner as Lenny Davis, a slowly becoming irrelevant comedian who was once the biggest star on Saturday Night Live, now limited to lowbrow comedies, accepting to play Zgorne, the antagonist of Sunwreck, as a way to shift to serious roles and to show Hollywood he doesn't need to do toilet humor to be a TBD. He ends up winning an MTV Movie Award for Best Villain.
  • Samuel L. Jackson as Darnell Brown, a skilled but loudmouthed African American actor who, after TBD, joins the Sunwreck cast as [mentor] TBD.
  • Harrison Ford as Kyle Fitzgerald, a rather perfectionist Award-winning film director who is out to turn Sunwreck in the same level as his other iconic works such as Treasure Dan or Vampire, even if TBD. In the end, he ends up winning the Academy Award for Best Director.
  • Alan Tudyk as TBD, Richard's [ideas] agent who wants to be sure that TBD.
  • John Lithgow as Werner Johnson, a greedy film studio executive who wants Sunwreck to be the studio's newest TBD.
  • Maggie Gyllenhaal as Martha Christianson-Derby, Zac's [ideas] wife who has some doubts about his TBD.
  • Seth Rogen as himself, TBD
  • Rosie O'Donnell as herself, TBD
  • Kristen Wiig as herself, a former castmate to Lenny on Saturday Night Live who hosts the 2019 MTV Movie Awards and awards him with TBD.
  • Chris Evans as himself, TBD



Critical reception



Fake trailers

See Sunwreck/Fake trailers transcripts.


  • While the studio responsible for the film-within-a-film is not specified, there's several hints it might be Touchstone's parent company Disney itself due to the exaggeration of TBD and Alan Tudyk having a role on it.
  • One of the reasons that led to Disney through Touchstone to co-produce and co-distribute the film was to have the chance of making a movie that mocks some of the greedy moves and decisions made by themselves.
  • Apatow's decision to cast Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jake's sister in real life, as Zac's wife in the movie was especially for laughs and shock humor due to its incestous subtext.
  • Each actor and the director are seen as an amalgam of several actors:
    • Zachary is based on Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Keanu Reeves, Daniel Craig, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Liam Neeson, Leonardo DiCaprio, Nicolas Cage, Christian Bale, Johnny Depp, Robert Downey Jr., Edward Norton, Mark Wahlberg, Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson.
    • Richard is based on Sean Connery, Mel Gibson, William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman, Harrison Ford, Ian McKellen, Anthony Hopkins, Gary Oldman, John Goodman, Martin Sheen, Michael Douglas, Daniel Day-Lewis, Tim Curry, John Hurt, Jared Leto and Hugo Weaving.
    • Harper is based on Angelina Jolie, Sharon Stone, Scarlett Johansson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Brie Larson, Sandra Bullock, Sigourney Weaver, Linda Hamilton, Nicole Kidman, Carrie Fisher, Roseanne Barr, Emily Blunt, Rose Byrne, Julia Roberts, Lena Headey, Emma Stone and Amber Heard.
    • Lenny is based on Jim Carrey, Steve Carell, Adam Sandler, Mike Myers, Jerry Lewis, Phil Hartman, Robin Williams, Seth Rogen, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Rick Moranis, Jerry Seinfeld, Tim Allen, John Travolta, Billy Crystal and Steve Martin.
    • Darnell is based on Denzel Washington, Danny Glover, Morgan Freeman, James Earl Jones, Forest Whitaker, Laurence Fishburne, Will Smith, Wesley Snipes and Jackson himself.
    • Kyle is based on Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Stanley Kubrick, Martin Scorsese, Jerry Bruckheimer, Michael Bay, Ridley Scott, Quentin Tarantino, Christopher Nolan and J.J. Abrams.
  • Similar to similar-themed Tropic Thunder, each actor stars in a fake trailer according to their genre:
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