On the heals of his most recent film, "The Five-Year Engagement" (Producer), the comedy movie mogul has now released the first trailer for his next film, "This Is 40". The film, written/directed/produced by Judd Apatow, returns multiple characters from his previous film, "Knocked Up", for this official/unofficial sequel. The two leads in the film are Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann, revisiting their same roles from that film.
The basis for this story is that the two main characters are about to turn 40, and Debbie (Leslie Mann) isn't too excited about it. She decides that it's the perfect time for them to start making some changes in their lives. Most of them are standard adult/parent stuff - more involved with their kids' school, working out, less technology and more outdoors, etc. Pete (Paul Rudd) doesn't seem too interested, but knows his wife can get a little crazy, so just kind of goes with the flow. The trailer for the film looks solid and actually very much in vein with "Knocked Up". I don't think I actually noticed until right now the different tones that many of Apatow's films have had.
So check out the newest trailer for the film, courtesy of Apple, after the break.
Of all the films Apatow has been involved with, "Knocked Up" might have been my least favorite. I don't necessarily think that was a fault of the direction or the comedy, but I didn't care too much for Seth Rogen (I'm much better with him now than I used to be) or especially Katherine Heigl. Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann are great though, so I'm happy to watch them share the screen for this installment.
The rest of this very good looking cast rounds out with Jason Segel, Lena Dunham, Megan Fox, Chris O’Dowd, Melissa McCarthy, Albert Brooks, and John Lithgow. And below is the official synopsis for the film, which will hit theaters December 21, 2012.
Writer/director/producer Judd Apatow (The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Funny People) brings audiences This Is 40, an original comedy that expands upon the story of Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann) from the blockbuster hit Knocked Up as we see firsthand how they are dealing with their current state of life.What do you guys think? Do you have much interest in this one?