Not many people are all that excited about Little Fockers, the third title in the series that includes Meet the Parents and Meet the Fockers. Sure the movies are good lighthearted comedies you can watch with your family, and that’s likely to continue here as well, but there doesn’t seem to be much of a buzz surrounding the new installment.
One of the major reasons why people have not being excited about Little Fockers seems to be because every actor was coming back except one, and that one was Dustin Hoffman. Hoffman was a new addition to the second movie, but quickly became the most popular character with his strange, free-flowing hippy persona. If a third movie was going to be made his involvement would make it a lot easier to accept, but scheduling and financial complications seemed to doom that hope.
Thankfully some time has passed, and it has been revealed that thanks to some last-minute re-shoots and successful discussions, Dustin Hoffman will be filming a few scenes in the movie after all.
According to Deadline, producers Jay Roach and John Hamburg were able to convince Hoffman to return for some important scenes, mainly with co-star Barbara Streisand and one at the very end with the whole cast. The re-shoots — set for sometime in September — were originally supposed to just be minor scenes, but they now appear to be a handful of full-blown shoots.
Little Fockers has already been testing well and Hoffman’s lovable presence should only boost that appeal. It should be interesting to see how another Focker movie does when it’s released this holiday season.
The movie also stars the usual Ben Stiller, Teri Polo, Robert De Niro, Blythe Danner, and Owen Wilson. Newcomers include Jessica Alba, Laura Dern, and Harvey Keitel.