Actor Paul Rudd has signed up to star in a sequel to hit comedy Knocked Up, reprising his role from the 2007 original.
Seth Rogen and Katherine Heigl featured in Judd Apatow’s Knocked Up as expectant parents dealing with the consequences of a one-night stand.
It has now been confirmed Rudd and Leslie Mann will reteam in a follow-up, which will be written and directed by Apatow. It is not known whether Rogen or Heigl will be joining the cast.
Methinks that Judd won’t be knocking down Katherine’s door, considering what she said about the original movie. In an interview with Vanity Fair in 2007, Katherine said called the movie;
“a little sexist” and adds: “It paints women as shrews, as humorless and uptight, and it paints the men as goofy, fun-loving guys. It was hard for me to love the movie.”
I wouldn’t mind one bit if Katherine wasn’t in the sequel. She drives me nuts.
The sequel is due for release in 2012, according to Variety.