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McCarthy joins Knocked Up spin-off

Published 08/07/2011 | 10:34

Melissa McCarthy won acclaim for her comedy turn in Bridesmaids
Melissa McCarthy won acclaim for her comedy turn in Bridesmaids

Melissa McCarthy is apparently joining the Knocked Up spin-off.

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The Bridesmaids star is tipped to play mum to Super 8's child actor Ryan Lee in the untitled forthcoming comedy, previously called This Is Forty, said The Hollywood Reporter.

Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann are reprising their characters, husband and wife Debbie and Pete, five years after the last film.

Megan Fox, Chris O'Dowd, Albert Brooks, Charlene Yi, Lena Dunham and Wyatt Russell are also tipped to make appearances in the comedy.

The film, written and directed by Judd Apatow, is expected to start production shortly.

40-year-old Melissa, whose big-screen appearances include Life As We Know It and The Back-Up Plan, has received acclaim for her portrayal of eccentric Megan in Bridesmaids.

Ryan, who is 14, will make his film debut this summer in JJ Abrams' sci-fi adventure Super 8.

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