Smart Helmer Takes On “Fockers”

Pete Segal (“Get Smart,” “50 First Dates” “The Longest Yard”) is the frontrunner to direct “Little Fockers” for Universal Pictures and Tribeca Productions reports Variety.

Segal was supposed to helm the “Get Smart” sequel but with that pushed back a year, he’s been freed up to take on this third film in the “Meet the Parents” franchise.

John Hamburg scripted the third installment which will be the first in the series not to be directed by Jay Roach. Production aims to kick off later this year. Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal produce.