Comedy writer and director Judd Apatow has been working on the highly-anticipated sequel to his 2007 rom-com Knocked Up for quite some time now, and while it looks like Katherine Heigl won’t return for a second helping, is The Fox enough to make it another box office smasher?
‘Coming Soon’ recently revealed that the currently untitled project is set to be called ‘This is Forty’ and will focus on the married life of Heigl’s onscreen sister ‘Debbie’. Apatow’s real-life wife Leslie Mann will reprise this role, along with Dinner for Schmucks actor Paul Rudd.
While the pair are eager to reteam for the comedy follow-up, the real Knocked Up stars Heigl and Seth Rogen have yet to be linked with the Universal Pictures spin-off. But one casting choice which I’m sure will please many is that of Megan Fox. The ex-Transformers beauty is most definitely onboard for film, which will begin shooting in June and set for a June 2012 release.
This will be Megan’s first attempt at comedy as she showcases her funny side. Let’s hope to God to has one.