Judd Apatow says the US needs 'to find a way to do better' following Louisiana theatre shooting

Judd Apatow Rob KimRob Kim/Getty‘Trainwreck’ director Judd Apatow.

Following the deadly shooting at a Louisiana multiplex during a screening of “Trainwreck” Thursday night, the film’s director Judd Apatow is speaking out. 

“My thoughts and love go out to the victims and anyone touched by this madness or any madness. We, as a country, need to find a way to do better,” he told The Hollywood Reporter.

Apatow also told THR: “One of the reasons we make these movies is because the world can be so horrifying and we all need to laugh just to deal with it. So to have this happen in a room where people were smiling and laughing devastates me.”

A 59-year-old white male killed at least two and injured nine in the theatre before turning the gun on himself, police officials said.

“Trainwreck” star and screenwriter Amy Schumer took to Twitter following the shootings:


NOW WATCH: Sandra Bland’s autopsy reveals no signs of struggle

NOW WATCH: Briefing videos

Business Insider Emails & Alerts

Site highlights each day to your inbox.

Follow Business Insider Australia on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.