If you’ve yet to hear the good news — yes, a third movie in the Focker franchise is on the way, and it is called Little Fockers…like you didn’t know this was going to happen. Stars Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Teri Polo, Blythe Danner, and Owen Wilson are all set to return to complete the trilogy which will obviously deal with the children of Stiller and Polo’s characters.
Now comes word that The Wolf himself, Harvey Keitel, has signed to join the project as a contractor working for Stiller. He joins other newcomers Jessica Alba and Laura Dern who arrived at the party a short time ago. Alba will be spreading her acting wings a bit by playing a super-hot pharmaceutical rep who…distracts the male character just a bit. Dern will be the headmistress of the school that little Focker is attending.
There is no word yet on whether or not the elder Fockers in Barbara Streisand and Dustin Hoffman will be returning, but so far, it’s not looking like they will. With Hoffman being the best part about Meet the Fockers and Babs being the worst, I’m a little torn on whether this is good news or bad news.
Little Fockers is directed by Paul Weitz (American Pie, Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant) who follows previous directors Jay Roach and Jane Rosenthal. Both Roach and Rosenthal are producing the film, which is being built from the script re-written by John Hamburg, who co-wrote the first two.