Paul Rudd & Leslie Mann Married Again in 'Knocked Up' Spin-Off

January 6, 2011
Source: Variety

Leslie Mann and Paul Rudd

They've already played a married couple in the '07 comedy Knocked Up, but now Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann will be wed to each other once again. Variety reports the two actors are apparently reprising their roles from Judd Apatow's pregnancy comedy for the director's next "untitled project" which is already slated for release on June 1st, 2012. Plot details are being kept under wraps, but Apatow seems to love having his wife (Mann) play house alongside great male comedic talent like Rudd and Adam Sandler (see Funny People). Apatow will both write and direct the film, and we can probably expect plenty of Apatow's regulars to appear as well.

If the film does follow the same characters from Knocked Up, there's a chance Seth Rogen and Katherine Heigl could reprise their roles in a supporting capacity. In Knocked Up, Mann played Heigl's sister who was having relationship problems of her own as she suspected her husband (Rudd) of cheating. Instead he was simply looking for some time away from the chaos of marriage and family. The two played off of each other very well, and since their kids were played by Apatow's real-life daughters Maude and Iris, we can probably expect to see them too. While I find Leslie Mann to be a decent actress, I would like to see Apatow go outside of his house to get some more female talent involved with his work. What do you guys think?

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could be good, would like to see Rogen and Heigl paired again as a cameo or supporting role, especially since Rogen dropped the weight.

Xerxex on Jan 7, 2011


Hell yes! but yeah it would be nice to see some fresh stuff from Apatow.

Jon A. on Jan 7, 2011


I'll watch anything with Paul Rudd, and yes, it would be nice to get a Rogen/Heigl cameo. I think Knocked Up may be the only decent movie Heigl has made.

Craig on Jan 7, 2011


I get wanting to see Heigl back in a cameo role, but if it's between this becoming a hit and Heigl manufacturing ten more horrible romantic comedies from this one role, or her just continuing on her downward spiral until she fades into obscurity, I'm hoping for the latter.

Leeloo Dallas Mutlipass on Jan 7, 2011


I have only one question WHY?

Jimmy Love on Jan 7, 2011


"I would like to see Apatow go outside of his house to get some more female talent involved with his work. " I agree 100%

JOEJOEBEANS on Jan 7, 2011


i'll prally take a look at it, i find paul rudd pretty funny.

Anonymous on Jan 7, 2011


I think it sounds amazing. My only worry is that Rogan and Heigl will pay too big a role in the movie. I like the idea of having them come back, but the movie cannot be another Knocked Up. It needs to be it's own movie starring Mann and Rudd.

nosaj311 on Jan 7, 2011


Leslie Mann is horrible. Weird face, weird mouth, weird voice.

voodoo2 on Jan 8, 2011



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