'Superbad,' 'Hulk' Stars Join Judd Apatow's Latest


The cast of Judd Apatow's "Funny People" has expanded to include several veterans of the Apatow Fun Factory, plus one somewhat surprising new face.

According to Variety, Jonah Hill, Jason Schwartzman and Eric Bana have signed on for the Universal-Columbia co-production, joining previously announced stars Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen and Leslie Mann.

Details are scarce on "Funny People," though the trade paper says the movie is set against the world of standup comedy and focuses on a comic who has a near-death experience.

Universal will handle worldwide distribution next summer.

Hill's credits in the Apatow Empire include "The 40 You-Old Virgin" and "Knocked Up," as well as "Superbad" and "Forgetting Sarah Marshall."

Best known from "Rushmore" and "The Darjeeling Limited," Schwartzman had a cameo in the Apatow-produced "Walk Hard" last winter.

While Bana's more recent credits have included serious offerings like "The Other Boleyn Girl" and the upcoming "Star Trek" and "The Time Traveler's Wife," his career began in Australia in stand-up and sketch comedy.

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