Melissa McCarthy Joins New Judd Apatow Project

Movies  |  News
Text
Melissa McCarthy Joins New Judd Apatow Project

The Bridesmaids scene-stealer has signed on to join Judd Apatow’s upcoming comedy, which is set to be a spin-off of Knocked Up.

The tentatively-titled Turning 40 will feature Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann reprising their roles of Pete and Debbie from the 2007 film.

McCarthy will play a mother whose son, to be played by Super 8’s Ryan Lee, attends the same school as Pete’s and Debbie’s children.

Albert Brooks and Megan Fox are also reported to be members of the cast.

Apatow will write and direct the film, and Barry Mendel and Clayton Townsend will produce.

Bridesmaids and Super 8 are currently playing in theaters.

Sign up for the Paste newsletter Get our daily summary of the day's top articles and new items. Sign Up Thank you! Your email address has been added to our list. You will begin receiving our newsletter within 48 hours.

Paste Magazine example 1 Paste Magazine example 2 Paste Magazine example 3