The Call Sheet sifts through the day's glut of Hollywood news to find the stories even non-industry types care about. Today: Paul Rudd and Leslie Manna are feeling their age, Tina Fey gets a boyfriend, and Jane Fonda returns again.
Here is a trailer for the sorta sequel to Knocked Up, This Is 40, which deals with Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann's characters from the first film struggling with midlife crises. In this trailer it seems to mostly be Mann who's having the problem, but Rudd's in there too, getting upset with his butt. So, y'know, that's the movie. It's interesting to see a movie about the experience of being middle-aged — The Forty-Year-Old Virgin doesn't really count — getting a big marketing roll out and a plum Christmastime release date and everything considering it's an Apatow picture. And it will be even more interesting to see if it ultimately sells. Also, are the Apatow girls just full-blown actors at this point? Like, do they have agents and get lots of money and stuff? Or is Apatow just working them for free? Whatever's happening, the whole Smith family vibe is a little unsettling. Get your kids outta the limelight, Apatow!
Speaking of funny people (but not Funny People, never Funny People) Tina Fey will be joined in her upcoming movie Admission by, not only Mr. Rudd, but now Michael Sheen, Fey's onetime sorta love interest (they hated each other, but felt they should try anyway) on 30 Rock. He'll play Fey's stuffy British boyfriend while Rudd is a more easygoing old friend from school who comes back into Fey's life. So basically not bad choices for some lowly old college admissions officer. Who's going to play her secretary, Joe Jonas? (Please cast Joe Jonas as her secretary.) [The Hollywood Reporter]