THIS geeks me out harder than “Thor,” “Captain America” and “Iron Man 3” combined.
Comedy god Albert Brooks (SNL, "Taxi Driver," "Real Life," "Modern Romance," "Lost In America," "Defending Your Life," "Finding Nemo") may be throwing in with comedy genius Judd Apatow ("Freaks and Geeks," "The 40-Year-Old Virgin") for Apatow’s next directorial effort for Universal, which will focus on the Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann characters from “Knocked Up.”
Brooks is negotiating to play the Rudd character’s dad.
This is the same sort of perfect casting that positioned Harold Ramis as Seth Rogen's pop.
Maybe Apatow will cast Woody Allen, John Cleese, David Letterman, Bill Murray and Steve Martin (who hilariously shoplifted a ham on Letterman Wednesday night) next.
Less excitingly (but still somewhat excitingly), Mega Fox (“Transformers”) recently joined the cast.
I’m hoping Katherine Heigl, who infamously badmouthed “Knocked Up” even though it was her best thing ever, can still be lured back for a cameo as the Mann character’s sister.
Find all of Deadline's exclusive on the matter here.
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