(Written for HeyUGuys)
The first image for Judd Apatow’s Knocked Up sequel, This is 40, has been released this week, showing Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann) reprising their roles from the original film to take the lead roles.
Courtesy of feature piece with the L.A. Times this weekend, the film “picks up with the family a few years after ‘Knocked Up’ where Pete’s music label is struggling and Debbie’s vanity business, a dress shop staffed by the comely Desi (Megan Fox) and the awkward Jodi (Charlyne Yi), needs to help cover the household budget.”
“It’s the kind of stuff about marriage that you don’t get to see in movies,” said Mann. “It’s about getting older. What the hell happened? Am I making all the right choices? Is this where I’m supposed to be? Is this it? All of those dreams that you had when you were young, all of the possibilities, when you lock into marriage and kids, do the possibilities dwindle or go away?”
Mann also commented that the film is partly based her and Apatow’s own real-life 14-year marriage. “The good moments are me and Judd,” the actress joked. And the bad moments? “Oh, those are all Paul Rudd and his wife.”
This Is 40 also stars Jason Segel in a brief cameo, Chris O’Dowd, Melissa McCarthy, John Lithgow, Lena Durham, and Annie Mumolo, as well as Albert Brooks joining as Rudd’s father, and is set to be released on 21st December.