Adam Scott to Lead 'Hot Tub Time Machine 2' Without John Cusack
It's time to get wet and time travel again, but not with John Cusack. Earlier this year we heard that a sequel to Hot Tub Time Machine was bubbling with Craig Robinson, Rob Corddry and Clark Duke returning, but their leading man, who was once a star of the 80s, would not return. Now that fact has been confirmed as The Wrap has learned that Adam Scott of "Parks & Recreation" and Step Brothers will be leading the comedy sequel. Scott won't be taking over Cusack's role, but rather playing a new leading man. However, at this point it's not clear how the story will unfold this time, and if we'll return to the 80s or not.
The original 2010 film served as a love letter to the decade and the films which have remained popular years later. It wasn't spectacular, but there were some great laughs throughout an original story, and it picked up $50 million at the box office in the United States, and found a good audience on home video. This should be a good year for Scott since he'll be leading the Sundance selected comedy A.C.O.D. (Adult Children of Divorce), which got picked up for release sometime this year (and was one of my favorite films at the festival) and he's also appearing in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty this Christmas. Scott certainly deserves to be the leading man more often in comedies, so hopefully this works out.