Judd Apatow, the comedic font behind Superbad, Knocked Up and Forgetting Sarah Marshall, has tabbed Philadelphia Flyers winger Ian Laperriere to play a key role in his upcoming film, This is Forty, starring Megan Fox and Wyatt Russell.
Why was Laperriere selected for the bit? Because he has no teeth.
Apatow’s movie features a scene in which some hockey players adjourn to a bar after a game. The group — which will feature Laperriere and Flyers teammates Scott Hartnell, Matt Carle and James van Riemsdyk — end up dancing, grab-assing and playing with Laperriere’s fake teeth.
“I made a fool of myself, but it was fun,” Laperriere told Philly.com. “I like to try different things.”
Will his work rise to the Oscar-worthy level of Cam Neely, aka Seabass, in Dumb & Dumber? We shall see.