Adam Scott to Lead 'Hot Tub Time Machine 2' Without John Cusack

May 7, 2013
Source: The Wrap

Adam Scott

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.

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the fuckin catalina wine mixer

James Zagorski on May 7, 2013


I can't stand Adam Scott! He's got the tiniest mouth I have ever seen! LOL!

The Truth on May 7, 2013


Cusack probably felt he wasn't getting enough acclaim. he's still pissed at Piven for becoming more successful.

Karl on May 7, 2013

4 That trailer begs to differ, I believe Piven's last project was Spy Kids...

Matt Peloquin on May 8, 2013


Piven who?

NATHAN AMAL on Jan 27, 2015


I don't know why they are even bothering with making this without Cusack. He was the biggest star in the first one and with all the references they made was tied to Cusack which is what made the movie funny. Now it seems pointless.

Bill on May 7, 2013


I would really like to know why John Cusack isn't doing part 2. He made several comments on twitter about it and he sounded interested in doing it. In fact someone asked him if he would be in HTTM2 and he said "if they ask me nicely ". He also was a producer on the first one. I think it's a big mistake not having him in this!

Michael on May 7, 2013


Loved the first one, but I don't think it needs a sequel. In any case, I'm sure it'll be funny. I'm predicting early 90s, the "grunge" era.

grimjob on May 7, 2013


Less fucks, more funny this time.

mistermysteryguest on May 8, 2013


Sorry the first was one was good. Should end there, but they are going to 2024. Really? I know it's a time machine and all, but this is starting to sound more and more of Back to the Future rip off if there ever was one. And the third one will be back during the American revolution so yeah BTTF rip off for sure. Unless Cusack comes back for the third it won't be any good. Sorry big Cusack fan. Just sayin'.

Ora Gilbert Hendershot on Jul 24, 2014


too bad-scott is really tv quality star, not film...why did Cusack do it??

NATHAN AMAL on Jan 27, 2015

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