Earlier last month, It was reported that Netflix was going to be moving ahead with a new Pee-Wee Herman movie. Today Netflix announced that the film will be titled Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday, and shooting is set to begin in 3 weeks. Judd Apatow is still on board to produce alongside star Paul Reubens. Reubens co-wrote the film with Paul Rust (Arrested Development), and John Lee (Inside Amy Schumer) will make his feature length directing debut on the comedy.
According to the press release, Pee-wee’s Big Holiday is a fateful meeting with a mysterious stranger inspires Pee-wee Herman to take his first-ever holiday in this epic story of friendship and destiny.
Here’s the press release from Netflix:
Pee-wee’s Big Holiday, A New Feature Film By Paul Reubens and Paul Rust, Available Exclusively To The Global Membership of Netflix
John Lee Makes His Feature Film Directorial Debut, Beginning Production in March 2015
Beverly Hills, Calif., February 24, 2015–Netflix, the world’s leading Internet TV network, will premiere exclusively in all of its territories the new feature film, Pee-wee’s Big Holiday, starring Paul Reubens as the beloved fun-loving hero of TV, stage and film, Pee-wee Herman.
Judd Apatow (Anchorman, Bridesmaids) and Reubens, who worked together to bring the project to fruition, will produce the film. Reubens and Paul Rust (Comedy Bang! Bang!, Arrested Development) wrote the film. John Lee (Broad City, Inside Amy Schumer) makes his feature film directorial debut with production beginning in early 2015.
In Pee-wee’s Big Holiday, a fateful meeting with a mysterious stranger inspires Pee-wee Herman to take his first-ever holiday in this epic story of friendship and destiny.
“We didn’t hesitate for a moment knowing that Pee-wee’s Big Holiday was such a passion project for Paul and Judd and we are delighted by the opportunity to introduce such a beloved character to a new generation,” said Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos. “We are thrilled to bring our viewers around the world the wonder of Pee-wee Herman.”
“As a fan of Pee-wee Herman since he first appeared on The Dating Game, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the brilliant Paul Reubens on this film. It is a dream come true,” said Judd Apatow.