In the real world, nepotism is usually frowned upon, but in the magical realm of Hollywood, it's practically a career requirement. And why not? After all, more often than not, casting your loved ones in a project is a recipe for box office success -- just ask 'The Karate Kid's' Jaden Smith. But perhaps nobody has perfected the art like Judd Apatow.

No, we're not referring to his stable of personal favorites like Seth Rogen and Paul Rudd, who are frequently called part of the Apatow Family, but rather to the latest star to headline an Apatow film: his wife, Leslie Mann, who according to Deadline, will take center stage in the upcoming comedy 'Business Trip.'

And this is hardly Mann's first Apatow rodeo; since marrying the prolific director in 1997, Mann has appeared in several of his movies, including 'The 40-Year-Old Virgin' and 'Knocked Up.' However, 'Business Trip' does mark a major milestone for Mann, as it will be the first starring role in a career that began nearly 20 years ago with 'Virgin High.'
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