Universal Renews De Niro Deal for Little Fockers


Variety reports that Universal Pictures has renewed their deal with Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal’s Tribeca Productions for another two years in order for them to start developing Little Fockers, the third film in the hit comedy series that began with Meet the Parents in 2000. (At one point, the second sequel’s title was thought to be Meet the Little Focker.)

The producers are working once again with series director Jay Roach to develop ideas for the third film with plans to bring back not only Ben Stiller, De Niro, Teri Polo and Blythe Danner from the first two movies, but also Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand from the sequel. The script will be written by Larry Stuckey, Roach’s former assistant who collaborated with the director on several scripts, including a remake of Elling at Fox and an untitled outsourcing comedy at Universal.

Combined, the first two movies, Meet the Parents and Meet the Fockers, have grossed over $800 million worldwide.