Back in December, I told you about a new film that was about to go into production under the title Hot Tub Time Machine. You agreed with me that Hot Tub Time Machine is a fantastic title for a movie. You also loved the premise: three grown-up guys visit the hot tub where they once partied, discover it is now a time machine, and travel back to their raunchy heyday. The film's writer, Josh Heald, even contacted us to vouch for the awesomeness of his screenplay. Remember all this? Of course you do.

And now we have an update! According to Production Weekly -- actually, to be specific, according to Production Weekly's Twitter feed (welcome to 21st-century journalism!), the three leads have been cast. Dipping into the H.G. Wells Jacuzzi will be John Cusack, Rob Corddry, and Craig Robinson (best known as Darryl on The Office). Corddry and Robinson have popped up recently in films like Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay and Zack and Miri Make a Porno. But has Cusack ever really done a raucous R-rated sex comedy? I'm intrigued.

The film was originally announced with co-directors Sean Anders and John Morris (who made last year's underseen Sex Drive) attached, but Production Weekly's Tweet says it's now being directed by Steve Pink, who made 2006's Accepted. We'll look into that. Either way, as long as it's called Hot Tub Time Machine, and as long as Josh Heald wasn't lying hack when he promised it was funny, it sounds promising. Filming starts in April in Vancouver.
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