Little Fockers, the third film in the Meet The Parents trilogy is finally entering the casting stages — Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro and Owen Wilson are in talks with Universal to return.
Meet the Parents and Meet The Fockers director Jay Roach will not helm the third film as he’s too busy prepping Dinner For Schmucks, but is expected to produce. According to THR, the new directing candidates include Paul Weitz (In Good Company, About a Boy) David Wain (Wet Hot American Summer, Role Models); and Peyton Reed (Bring it On, Yes Man). Reed seems like the best choice out of the bunch for this type of material.
Long time Stiller collaborator John Hamburg is writing the screenplay. The film will obviously revolve around the children of Greg Focker (Stiller) and his wife, Pam (Teri Polo). No other details about the plot have yet been revealed. I really hope they don’t include Ben’s parents in this film as I found the characters played by Barbra Streisand and Dustin Hoffman in the sequel to be both annoying and unfunny. Owen Wilson’s role is expected to be expanded for the third film.