Friday, January 07, 2011

Judd Apatow to spin-off Knocked Up

Judd Apatow's next project, an untitled movie to be released around June 1, 2012, is a spin-off of Knocked Up and will star Leslie Mann and Paul Rudd. There's no word yet as to whether Seth Rogen or Katherine Heigl will make cameos. My bet is that there would definitely be a Seth Rogen cameo but Heigl, with previous comments, may have burned the bridge on that front but just remember, Anne Hathaway was originally in that role but she turned it down because of the birth scene that Judd wanted to do.
Leslie Mann and Rudd are onboard to star as the same combative couple they played in Knocked Up in a spin-off film to be written and directed by Apatow, Universal Entertainment confirmed Thursday to E! News.[...]

After making his super-successful feature directorial debut with The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Apatow's name has been linked to every other comedy out there, but mainly as an executive producer. After Knocked Up and Funny People, the untitled Mann-Rudd project will be his fourth movie as a director.

The studio would like cameras to start rolling later this year with an eye on a June 1, 2012, release.

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