Paul Rudd recently completed production on This Is 40, in which he stars opposite Leslie Mann. The film is an original comedy written, directed and produced by Judd Apatow that expands upon the story of Pete (Rudd) and Debbie (Mann), from Knocked Up, as we see firsthand how they are dealing with their current state of life. Knocked Up grossed more than $300 million worldwide and won the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Comedy Movie. It was also nominated for a Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Comedy Movie and was named one of AFI’s top-ten Movies of the Year. Universal Pictures will release This Is 40 on December 21, 2012.
Rudd was last seen in Jesse Peretz’s Our Idiot Brother, opposite Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, Emily Mortimer and Rashida Jones. This film marks Rudd’s second collaboration with Peretz having previously worked with him on The Château. Our Idiot Brother premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and was released by The Weinstein Company. Read more