Friday, March 18, 2011

Megan Fox Reportedly Joining 'Knocked Up' Spin-Off

Judd Apatow flick would be Fox's first studio film since leaving 'Transformers' last year.
By Eric Ditzian

Megan Fox
Photo: Jean Baptiste Lacroix/ Getty Images

In what would mark her return to studio filmmaking after departing the "Transformers" franchise last May, Megan Fox is reportedly in negotiations to join Judd Apatow's upcoming Universal comedy.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fox is eyeing a co-starring role in the project, which is a spin-off of "Knocked Up" and will have Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann reprising their characters from the hit 2007 comedy. Her potential role, at this point, is being kept a secret.

MTV News' request for comment from Fox's rep was not immediately returned.

The production would be Fox's first studio flick after parting ways with Paramount and "Transformers" last year. At that point, she'd already wrapped "Jonah Hex," which went on to bomb at the box office, and "Passion Play," which never received a theatrical release. Since then, she's stepped in front of the camera for Jennifer Westfeldt's indie "Friends With Kids."

At the Oscars last month, Apatow told us the as-yet-untitled comedy was currently in rehearsals and that the story will take place four or five years after the events of "Knocked Up" (though in the vein of "Get Him to the Greek" after "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," the new comedy won't be a sequel). "The rest is a secret because it doesn't come out until 2012 and if you already knew what it was about for a year and a half, you wouldn't even want to see it," he laughed.

We can, however, expect that, as Apatow put it, "some familiar people" will show up in the new flick. Perhaps by now, "Knocked Up" star Seth Rogen has heard if his services will be needed, because when we asked the actor about it in January, he had no idea.

"[Judd] mentioned it to me off-handedly a year ago, and then I just read about it just like everybody else. I was like, 'Oh man, it looks like it's really happening,' " Rogen explained. "So, I don't know," he added. "I'm going to call him today and see what the deal is."

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