Universal Entertainment has just confirmed that Leslie Mann and Paul Rudd are on board to star as the same combative couple they played in Knocked Up in an upcoming spin-off film!
The film will be written and directed by Judd Apatow [Mann’s husband]. 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.
No word yet on whether Katherine Heigl, who played Mann’s younger sister in the comedy, and onscreen baby daddy Seth Rogen will reprise their roles as well.
The studio would like cameras to start rolling later this year with an eye on a June 1, 2012, release.