Judd Apatow announced previously that he was doing a spin-off of Knocked Up for his latest project. How one does that was answered when Movie Fanatic got its hands on This Is Forty's new plot details and our first still of Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann, who reprise their roles from the first film.
This Is Forty arrives in theaters December 21 and brings back Pete (Rudd) and Debbie (Mann) as the film focuses on the challenges of their marriage as their kids are growing up. Apatow cast his real life daughters (photo above) in the flick, Maude and Iris, as they join Megan Fox who is an employee of Mann’s vanity business. Melissa McCarthy, Albert Brooks and John Lithgow also star in as-yet-undefined roles.
Mann spoke to the LA Times, telling the paper that This Is Forty is “the kind of stuff about marriage that you don’t get to see in movies.”
From the sound of it, Apatow is growing up a bit. “It’s about getting older,” Mann said. “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?”