Paul-Rudd-in-This-Is-40Here’s some rather exciting news for fans of Knocked Up and those looking forward to This Is 40 (Out in a couple of weeks) as Judd Apatow has confirmed that he’ll be turning the comedy franchise into a trilogy.

In an interview in London with Simon Thompson from Getty Images Entertainment to promote sequel-of-sorts This Is 40 he revealed he’s been inspired to round the series out after being inspired by classic French film-maker, François Truffaut.

When asked about a threequel Judd said:

“Yes… because I like the series that Truffaut made where he revisited the same character five different times in five different movies. I think it’s fun to see people grow up.

“I’m interested in it with Leslie (Mann) and Paul (Rudd)’s characters… Pete and Debbie… but I’m even more interested in Maude and Iris.

He went on to say:

“When we first met Maude’s character, Sadie, she was 8-years-old, she didn’t understand where babies come from and know we see her five years later and she’s just cursing and screaming and having teenager problems so I’m thinking that maybe in the next one she’s in college…

“…or maybe I’m just lazy and this is a great way to make home movies…”

So there you have it, hot off the press and some exciting news for a Friday afternoon. This is 40 hits UK cinemas 14th February and you’ll be able to see our interview with stars Paul Rudd and Lesley Mann in a week or so too.