Since Funny People, Judd Apatow has stayed behind the scenes, producing hits like Bridesmaids, Wanderlust, and this weekend's The Five-Year Engagement. Apatow is returning to the director's chair, though, with This Is 40, the "sort-of-sequel" to Knocked Up, in which Leslie Mann and Paul Rudd reprise their roles as Pete and Debbie. In this first trailer we see the couple dealing with their two daughters and middle age. watch the trailer >> Posted 04.27.12 by Chris
Details have been released for Judd Apatow's Knocked Up spin-off, as well as the movie's first image. This is Forty focuses on Pete (Paul Rudd), his wife Debbie (Leslie Mann), and their two daughters.
Pete's music label is struggling and Debbie's vanity business, a dress shop staffed by the comely Desi (Megan Fox) and the awkward Jodi (Charlyne Yi), needs to help cover the household budget.
Mann, who happens to be Apatow's "real-life" wife, told The LA Times that he focuses on "the kind of stuff about marriage that you don't get to see in movies.
It's about getting older. What the hell happened? Am I making all the right choices? Is this where I'm supposed to be? Is this it? All of those dreams that you had when you were young, all of the possibilities, when you lock into marriage and kids, do the possibilities dwindle or go away?
This Is Forty hits theaters December 21, 2012.> Posted 01.16.12 by reelz
Proving nothing's safe from being turned into a franchise, Judd Apatow's next movie will actually be a spinoff of Knocked Up. But instead of focusing on Seth Rogen and Katherine Heigl's characters, the untitled comedy will actually focus on Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann's characters from the 2007 movie.
Apatow will write and direct the film. The funnyman must be a pretty confident husband, since he keeps pairing his wife, Mann, with heartthrobs like Rudd and Eric Bana.
The timing of Apatow's desire to go back to source material is interesting given his last movie, Funny People, tanked at the box office. Is this Apatow's way to get back into the good graces of audiences and studio bosses? We have all see what happens when directors desperately keep bringing back popular characters to fill their coffers (see Kevin Smith and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back AND Clerks II). Apatow jumping the shark? >> Posted 01.07.11 by reelz