Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann are to reprise their roles as the bickering couple from hit comedy Knocked Up, in a spin-off film written and directed by Judd Apatow, who directed the film.
It’s not the first time Apatow has taken a character from one movie to create a spin-off. Russell Brand‘s Forgetting Sarah Marshall rock star character Aldous Snow had his own stand-alone movie: last year’s Get Him to the Greek.
The new film is as-yet untiled, but is due to be released in 2012, reports Variety magazine. It’s not clear if Katherine Heigl and Seth Rogen – Knocked Up‘s main stars – will appear in the new film yet.
2007’s Knocked Up saw Rogen and Heigl play a mismatched couple coping with parenthood after Heigl conceived on the duo’s one-night stand. Mann played Heigl‘s disapproving sister.