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First Look: Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann in Judd Apatow's 'This Is 40'

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January 15, 2012
Source: LA Times

Paul Rudd & Leslie Mann

Not that we haven't seen this adorable family before, but here's our real first look at the new comedy coming up this year directed by Judd Apatow. Its been quite a while since he directed Funny People and we've been waiting for his follow-up, which is This Is 40, a spin-off/sequel to Knocked Up following the family played by Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann, both reaching 40 obviously. The photo is one of the few new ones in LA Times' massive 101-photo 2012 preview (this one is #99) and shows Rudd, Mann and their daughters, the real-life daughters of Apatow if I recall, celebrating a birthday. I'm guessing it's his 40th? Take a look!

Judd Apatow's This Is 40 First Photo

This Is 40 is the new movie written and directed by comedic mastermind and producer Judd Apatow, who previously directed The 40 Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up and Funny People in 2009. A look at the lives of Pete and Debbie a few years after the events of Knocked Up. A few of the supporting cast are returning, like Jason Segel and Charlyne Yi, but it also has lots of new faces like Megan Fox, Albert Brooks, Chris O'Dowd, Melissa McCarthy and John Lithgow. Apatow already shot all of this last year, but Universal is holding its release until December 21st late this year, even though it was originally scheduled for June.

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  • Looks good.
  • Xerxexx
    Hopefully they make Debbie less of a bitch this time...her character was beyond bitchy in Knocked Up.
    • Anonymous
      Her daughters are entering their teens this time around... either way more a bitch (if it's possible) or emotionally drained and not giving a fuck anymore. Wow, I just wrote the movie. Her daughters finally broke her down and now she's become the "fuck it" parent and and Rudd's character has become the bitchy worry-wart.
  • Asil
    So i guess this is a film about "this is 40" wow. fucking stupid title
  • Big Boss
    Leslie: So I'm the bad guy because I'm concerned about childĀ molesters and Mercury? And you're cool, because you don't give a sh*t? Paul: ...Yeah.
    • Xerxexx
      I got my 6 shooter.
      • Big Boss
        Got mah lynchin' rope! lol
  • Otonu
    Paul Rudd needs to use the towels with his name stitched in them to wipe that jizz off his lips.
  • I fucking hate your kids Apatow, and your wife.
    • I'm not sure if you're clear enough on this point. Don't hold back.
  • Hggfd
    WTF is with that picture? It's like they've all just been jizzed over.
  • Daniel Felts
    I saw the top picture first "I like where this is going" Realized it was cake -lost interest-
  • DAVIDPD
    Ugh! Apatow's schtick is getting old! Enough with the family. Get some new blood in your films!
    • Xerxexx
      Well Maude Apatow has shown some talent...who knows where she may be in a couple of years.
      • Anonymous
        In another Judd Apatow movie! Seriously tho, she'll probably end up either behind the camera or in the business aspect of Hollywood. Maybe not the next Rob Reiner or Sophia Coppola but somewhere along those lines.

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