Adam Scott Takes John Cusack’s Place In ‘Hot Tub Time Machine’ Sequel

Parks and Recreation star Adam Scott has reportedly signed on for Hot Tub Time Machine 2.

The upcoming sequel to the cult 2010 hit Hot Tub Time Machine will reportedly see Craig Robinson, Rob Corddry and Clarke Duke returning to their roles under the director of Steve Pink. While they are nearing the end of their negotiations to star in the film, newcomer Scott is in early talks to join them, reports The Wrap.

The report states that John Cusack, one of the original film’s stars, will definitely not be returning. They say that Scott will play a new leading role, but are vague about what that will entail. He apparently won’t be filling in for Cusack’s character (thank goodness, don’t you hate when they do that?) so it’ll be interesting to see how they write him in and Cusack out.

While a plot synopsis has not been revealed as of yet, the original Hot Tub Time Machine followed four men who discover a magical hot tub and use it to travel back in time to the 1980s, when they were teens. It was more of a cult hit than anything, grossing about $50 million in the U.S. and very well on home video.

Scott has quite an impressive resume lately, having wrapped up starring roles in the comedy A.C.O.D. and Ben Stiller’s The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Of course, he has a steady job on NBC’s Parks and Rec, as well as the web series Burning Love.

Scott is also co-creator and executive producer of the parody series The Greatest Event in Television History along with his wife Naomi Scott. The sequel will reunite Scott with Amy Poehler and will air June 6 on Adult Swim.

Are you a fan of Adam Scott? Are you looking forward to Hot Tub Time Machine 2?

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