Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
100 Greatest Characters
Your all-time favourite heroes and villains
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save up to 63%
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Nicholas Hoult Will Be JD Salinger
For Danny Strong's Rebel In The Rye
Director Wes Ball Talks Maze Runner: The Death Cure
What will be in store for Thomas and the gang?
Bill Murray Talks His Cameo In Paul Feig's Ghostbusters
''They are tough to say no to...''
Bryan Fuller On Hannibal's Possible Future
''The odds are less than 50/50, and not in our favour...''
First Trailer For Concussion
Will Smith investigates American Football head injuries
Wes Craven 1939-2015
Horror maestro dies aged 76
Matt Damon Talks Bourne 5
''It’s Bourne through an austerity-riddled Europe...''
Goosebumps Scares Up A New Trailer
Jack Black battles a beginning, a middle and a twist
New Trailer For Nicolas Cage's Pay The Ghost
Hush - here comes another boogieman
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
YESTERDAY
Bill Murray Talks His Cameo In Paul Feig's Ghostbusters
''They are tough to say no to...''
First Trailer For Concussion
Will Smith investigates American Football head injuries
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Misery Loves Comedy
11 September 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Vacation (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Trainwreck (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Ant-Man (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Spy (2015)
Empire Star Rating
A Most Violent Year (2015)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Melissa McCarthy On For Apatow's Latest
Bridesmaids star reunites with producer

08 July 2011  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

submit to reddit

Melissa McCarthy On For Apatow's Latest

After becoming one of the clear breakout stars of Bridesmaids, Melissa McCarthy has been enjoying plenty of success with other work, mostly focused on her scripting career. But now she’s also scored another role in front of the camera, reuniting with the movie's producer Judd Apatow for his latest directorial outing, the Knocked Up follow-up that still seems to be lacking a title.

The movie, which has just begun shooting (with Apatow reporting his nerves on the project over Twitter), was previously titled This Is Forty. But whatever it ends up being called, it’ll focus on Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann’s Pete and Debbie characters from the film, and will chronicle more issues with their marriage.

Albert Brooks is on board to play Rudd’s dad, while Chris O’Dowd, Megan Fox and Lena Dunham are also part of the cast.

McCarthy’s role has yet to be officially specified, though The Hollywood Reporter has it that she’ll play a mother whose son attends the same school that Pete and Debbie’s kids go to. Those two will, of course, be played once again by Apatow and Mann’s real-life progeny Maude and Iris.

As for McCarthy’s child, that role has been filled by Ryan Lee, who cropped up as brace-faced explosives nut Cary in Super 8


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

New Restless Trailer Online
Gus Van Sant targets the Twi-hards
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
My Movie Life: Andrew Haigh
The 45 Years director on the movies that made him

Vanity Projects: The Musical Edition
A dozen more hits and misses from the rock and pop world

Inside The Martian: Empire Meets NASA
Prepare to science the shit out of it...

Deadpool: A Complete History
Empire's guide to The Merc With A Mouth, in comics and on screen

Evil Media: Haunted TVs, Tapes And Tunes
Ten sinister reasons to go off-grid

Spectre – Everything You Need To Know
Empire's essential briefing on James Bond's 24th outing

The N.W.A-Team
Empire visits the set of Straight Outta Compton

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 63%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)