Dustin Hoffman has been cast as Ben Stiller’s father in “Meet the Fockers,” the sequel to the 2000 comedy hit “Meet the Parents.”
As with the original, the Universal Pictures project is being directed by Jay Roach. Stiller, Robert De Niro, Blythe Danner and Teri Polo are returning in their original roles.
The sequel sees Greg Focker (Stiller) and his fiancee, Pam Byrnes (Polo), thinking everything is hunky-dory now that Greg has won over his soon-to-be in-laws, Jack (De Niro) and Dina Byrnes (Danner). But that’s before Pam’s parents meet Greg’s parents, the Fockers. The hyper-relaxed Fockers and the tightly wound Byrneses are mismatched from the start.
Hoffman won Oscars for his work in “Kramer vs. Kramer” and “Rain Man.” He last appeared in “Runaway Jury.” He and De Niro appeared together in the prophetic 1997 satire “Wag the Dog.”