Despite earlier rumours they were as good as signed, sealed and delivered, a report in Variety today suggests Dustin Hoffman and Barbara Streisand might not be back for the next “Meet the Parents” sequel, “Little Fockers”. It was expected that Dusty and Babs would reprise their roles as Stiller’s eccentric parents in the new film, but as of today, only Stiller, Robert De Niro, Owen Wilson, Teri Polo and Blythe Danner have inked deals to return. Chances are Hoffman and Streisand are still in talks…. or maybe there’s no room for them in the new film now that Wilson’s been promoted from day-player to co-star?
Also, seems Peter Segal (director of the now legendary “Tommy Boy” starring the late, great Chris Farley) won’t direct the film after all. Variety had him pegged as Jay Roach’s replacement a few weeks back. Today, the trade says Paul Weitz, director of “American Pie”, will likely take the reigns.