The Poster for 'This is 40' Embraces Being a 'Knocked Up' Spin-Off
Sometimes certain films don't really need a poster to help with promotion and it's just merely an obligation. That's usually the case with Judd Apatow comedies. The poster is just an extra way to get people aware of the film when it's really the cast and the trailer that will get butts in the theaters. But alas, we still have a one sheet for This is 40, the new coming-of-older-age comedy hitting this Christmas. We already got the first trailer featuring Leslie Mann and Paul Rudd reprising their characters from Knocked Up (Jason Segel showed up too), and now this poster embraces being a "sort-of sequel" to the 2007 comedy hit. Look!
Universal has been sending legal requests out for the poster to be removed - sorry! "On behalf of NBCUniversal, Inc. and its affiliated and subsidiary companies ('NBCUniversal'), please be advised that an unreleased copy of a copyrighted one sheet (the 'Poster') for the film entitled 'This Is 40' is being illegally displayed and distributed, without authorization."
This is 40 comes from writer director Judd Apatow and acts as a sort of unofficial sequel to Knocked Up, following the characters Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann) from the 2007 comedy as they deal with aging and the trials and tribulations of having a family in this day and age. Jason Segel is also reprising his role from Knocked Up while new cast members include Megan Fox, Albert Brooks, John Lithgow, Chris O'Dowd, Melissa McCarthy, Lena Dunham and of course Apatow's kids Maude and Iris. Universal is bringing the comedy to theaters on December 21st later this year, just before Christmas. Good laughs?