Toothless Flyers Player Lands Role in Apatow Movie

By Cam Martin Comment

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 “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.