Adam Scott in Talks to Replace John Cusack in ‘Hot Tub Time Machine 2’

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Adam Scott may be the new face of the Hot Tub Time Machine franchise. When a sequel to the 2010 time travel comedy was announced in January, stars Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, and Clark Duke were onboard but leading man John Cusack was not. Now, The Wrap reports that Parks and Recreation and Party Down star Adam Scott is in negotiations to play the sequel’s lead character, a totally different character from Cusack’s. Hot Tub Time Machine director Steve Pink is returning and co-writing the script with Corddry, who didn’t have a hand in writing the original. Although John Cusack was fine in the original, Adam Scott is a super funny and likable guy deserving of leading man status and this feels like a little bit of an upgrade.