'Bridesmaids' co-writer joins Judd Apatow comedy
Published Jul 16 2011, 22:26 BST | By Tom Ayres Bridesmaids
writer Annie Mumolo
and former Saturday Night Live
writer Robert Smigel have reportedly joined the cast of Judd Apatow's latest comedy.
According to The Hollywood Reporter
, the two have been tapped to play a married couple in the project, formerly titled This is Forty
, which serves as a spinoff from Apatow's 2007 comedy Knocked Up
The project sees Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann reprise their roles as troubled couple Pete and Debbie opposite Bridesmaids actress Melissa McCarthy
Mumolo co-wrote Bridesmaids
with the film's lead actress Kristen Wiig and also had a small role in the film as a nervous flight passenger.
As well as working on Saturday Night Live
's TV Funhouse shorts, Smigel is also well-known for both puppeteering and voicing Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog
The currently-untitled Knocked Up
spinoff is expected to reach cinemas in June 2012.
Watch the trailer for Bridesmaids