The prolific Judd Apatow has lined up a cast of familiar faces for his next stab at directing: Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen and Leslie Mann will team for the as-yet-untitled project. According to Variety, the comedy should start production in late summer or early fall.
Apatow has been on a white-hot streak since directing Virgin in 2005. He followed that film up by producing Will Ferrell vehicle Talladega Nights and teen comedy Superbad–in between he directed, wrote and produced Knocked Up. However, last year’s Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, which Apatow co-wrote and produced, stumbled at the box office.
His other upcoming producing projects include Forgetting Sarah Marshall with Jason Segel and Kristen Bell; Pineapple Express with Rogen and James Franco; Step Brothers starring Ferrell and John C. Reilly; and The Year One, which Harold Ramis is directing and which stars Jack Black, Michael Cera and Olivia Wilde.
Upcoming non-Apatow related projects for the stars include Bedtime Stories, which Sandler is currently shooting, and 17 Again for Mann, alongside Zac Efron. Rogen lent his voice to Horton Hears a Who and is also in the process of shooting Kevin Smith’s Zack and Miri Make a Porno.