Albert Brooks May Play Paul Rudd's Father In The Knocked Up Spin-Off

Like many of you, I was none to pleased to hear this morning that Megan Fox is in talks to join the cast of Judd Apatow's untitled Knocked Up spin-off (in this writer's opinion, there's a pretty solid reason why her last couple films were flops at the box office). Hopefully some of you will be pleased by this new bit of casting, though.

Deadline reports that Albert Brooks is now in talks to join the cast of the Apatow comedy. The film centers on the relationship between Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann's characters in the 2007 hit film and according to the site, Brooks will play Rudd's father. After taking some time away from the film world - he hasn't done live-action since 2005's Looking For Comedy In The Muslim World - Brooks is making his comeback, having just completed work as the main villain in Nicolas Winding Refn's upcoming action film Drive.

I absolutely love this idea. While Brooks and Rudd aren't as similar as Seth Rogen and Harold Ramis, who played father and son in Knocked Up, I can already picture the chemistry between the two. Perhaps it will be just great enough to carry Megan Fox's dead weight.

Eric Eisenberg
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