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Can The Gimmick Work Again? John Cusack Out, Adam Scott In For 'Hot Tub Time Machine 2'

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist May 7, 2013 at 5:59PM

So, earlier this year word started circulating that MGM was looking to make a sequel to "Hot Tub Time Machine." We all rolled our eyes and signed, but it appears that this thing is actually moving forward...but without one key player, while another rising funnyman is swapping in....
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Hot Tub Time Machine Adam Scott

So, earlier this year word started circulating that MGM was looking to make a sequel to "Hot Tub Time Machine." We all rolled our eyes and sighed, but it appears that this thing is actually moving forward...but without one key player, while another rising funnyman is swapping in....

The Wrap reports that "Party Down" and "Parks & Recreation" star Adam Scott is in early talks for "Hot Tub Time Machine 2." He'll join the returning Craig Robinson, Rob Corddry and Clark Duke (all of them are banging out deals) for the followup, to the very modestly successful first movie, playing an entirely new character, while John Cusack is moving on. Here's the thing, though. That first movie (much like "Snakes On A Plane") relied on a funky title to do half the heavy lifting, while the actual movie was sorta half baked, as funny at times as it was tedious. Will the sequel be more of the same? We can only guess they'll go another decade (maybe the '90s?) and spend another 90 minutes making cultural references for laughs...hilarious?

We love Adam Scott and this seems sorta too easy and dumb for him, though he probably has to take what he can get while on break from 'Parks & Rec' (solid season finale by the way). So hooray? This is happening. Steve Pink will be back to direct and we're guessing it'll shoot this summer or something.

This article is related to: Adam Scott, Hot Tub Time Machine 2, John Cusack


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