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