Apatow to reunite Rudd and Mann
According to E! and Ain’t It Cool News, Judd Apatow’s next film as director will reunite Leslie Mann and Paul Rudd as their Debbie and Pete characters from 2007’s KNOCKED UP. In that film ( Apatow’s second feature between THE 40 YEAR OLD VIRGIN and FUNNY PEOPLE), they were the sister and brother-in-law of Katherine Heigl’s character Alison Scott. It’s not known whether Heigl or Seth Rogan ( character Ben Stone) will reprise their roles in the new feature. When asked by Hitfix if the new film was a sequel or prequel, Apatow said that this was just a story from Pete and Debbie’s current life. No word on whether Apatow and Mann’s two real-life daughters were return as the couple’s kids. Universal Entertainment hopes that filming will begin toward the end of this year with a possible release date of June 1, 2012.