Yesterday, we reported that Megan Fox was set to bring her box office poison unique charm to the set of Judd Apatow’s new film, starring as a yet to be detailed character. Today, it seems, someone with actual comedic talent and chops a little more familiar to the comedy world is now in negotiations to join the cast—Albert Brooks.
According to /Film, the movie, which centers around Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann’s unhappily married couple from Knocked Up, is set for release on June 1, 2012. Brooks, like Fox, would be playing an as yet undetermined role—but, considering this is an Apatow film, I’m guessing that he’ll play a mentor-like father to Rudd, who occasionally smokes pot but is still fairly grounded, and gives his wild, permanently-adolescent son the advice he needs to finally mature and be the man his wife deserves. I can’t swear to it, but since that seems to be the general Apatow model for films, I’m guessing it’s not far off, either. Either that or everyone will just give up and point the camera at Seth Rogan and just let him grumble and giggle for two hours straight (which, yeah, I’d probably pay to watch).
What do you think of Albert Brooks in a Judd Apatow film?