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Jessica Alba 'Meets the Fockers': Le sigh

As we reported earlier today, Jessica Alba is set to join the third installment of the Meet the Parents series. What’s that I hear? A collective groan? I couldn’t agree more.

Considering Alba’s career choices as of late (i.e. The Love Guru and Good Luck Chuck), I can’t imagine she’ll be bringing in the laughs. It’s a risky move for a film that has already has high chances of becoming an epic fail, though not in the box office sense. No, it’ll probably fare well in that department. But, judging by the slapstick route the sequel, Meet the Fockers, took, I doubt this three-quel will be as sharp and so-awkward-it’s-funny as the original.

Need a refresher? Here’s a 30-second version of Fockers (the way it should’ve been made, if at all):

So PopWatchers, what do you think of Alba’s casting? And how do you think this sequel of a sequel will fare?

Originally posted September 30 2009 — 6:18 PM EDT

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