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08:34 AM ET 08.25 | While it's not unprecedented -- Cam Neely comes to mind -- the silver screen is calling the Flyers. The Flyers' Ian Laperriere, Matt Carle, Scott Hartnell and James van Riemsdyk were in Hollywood last week to film scenes for Judd Apatow's latest movie, "This is Forty." The players had speaking roles and in one scene, the four are asked to dance. "I will award myself the title of worst dancer," Laperriere said. "JVR and Hartsy had some moves. Matty Carle is a little more my type -- a stiffer dancer just like me. But we were all sportsmen and had a lot of fun." The movie stars Megan Fox, Wyatt Russell and Leslie Mann, and is scheduled for a December 2012 release. Apatow has produced such hits as "Forgetting Sarah Marshall", "The 40-Year-Old Virgin," "Knocked Up" and "Superbad."

Philadelphia Daily News

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August 25, 2011  09:07 AM ET

"This is Forty" ? Sounds like a Pronger autobiographical film.

August 25, 2011  09:07 AM ET

This is surprising... The movie is called, This is Forty.
Why in the world were the Red Wings Players' not the ones being cast?

Oh yeah...No english.

August 25, 2011  09:13 AM ET

hey look at that his movie titles match up with the players pretty well...
Knocked Up-Explains scott hartnells playing career pretty much
40 year old virgin-Ian Laperrieres age (close enough) and he is cupless
Superbad-Matt Carles career will be once its said and done
Forgetting Sarah Marshall-Explains the Flyers fan base inability to see the future with the young guns they got

August 25, 2011  09:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

"This is Forty" ? Sounds like a Pronger autobiographical film.

or the # of games he plays each season

August 25, 2011  09:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

or the # of games he plays each season

Bingo. The early leader.

August 25, 2011  09:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

"This is Forty" ? Sounds like a Pronger autobiographical film.

Almost the number of years since the Flyers last won the Cup.

August 25, 2011  09:32 AM ET

waiting for the knuckle draggers to come out on this one

August 25, 2011  09:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

This is surprising... The movie is called, This is Forty. Why in the world were the Red Wings Players' not the ones being cast?Oh yeah...No english.

Maybe if they come out with a sequel, "This is Fifty" they'll feature the Wings players.

August 25, 2011  09:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Maybe if they come out with a sequel, "This is Fifty" they'll feature the Wings players.

and moving into a tie for the lead.....

August 25, 2011  09:57 AM ET

I will have you chumps know that the average age of the Wings is now below 30. Below 30! Wooooo! Still I had to laugh earlier this week when I read something about trade speculation and adding someone to the "youthful" Wings.

August 25, 2011  10:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

"This is Forty" ? Sounds like a Pronger autobiographical film.

It's the number of wins The Bryzgalov will have this season.

August 25, 2011  10:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

I will have you chumps know that the average age of the Wings is now below 30. Below 30! Wooooo! Still I had to laugh earlier this week when I read something about trade speculation and adding someone to the "youthful" Wings.

But is it in metric years?

August 25, 2011  10:11 AM ET

I think the last Flyer to be in a movie (didn't get to say any lines, tho) was Peter Zezel in Youngblood.

August 25, 2011  10:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

I will have you chumps know that the average age of the Wings is now below 30. Below 30! Wooooo! Still I had to laugh earlier this week when I read something about trade speculation and adding someone to the "youthful" Wings.

Adding in their AHL affiliate players doesn't count.

August 25, 2011  10:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

I will have you chumps know that the average age of the Wings is now below 30. Below 30! Wooooo! Still I had to laugh earlier this week when I read something about trade speculation and adding someone to the "youthful" Wings.

Well that's reassuring because even the Poison Dwarf could see that those old guys just weren't getting it done. ;-)

August 25, 2011  10:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

It's the number of wins The Bryzgalov will have this season.

oh..,we are adding in last season's as well?

August 25, 2011  10:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Adding in their AHL affiliate players doesn't count.

That's why he included the Juniors...

August 25, 2011  10:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

But is it in metric years?

Don't bring up metric, you communist.

August 25, 2011  10:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

oh..,we are adding in last season's as well?

Yuk, yuk :) Clean slate grandpa (you should never have mentioned your age yesterday :). The backup will get 10 to 15 wins and the Flyers will follow Moses's command and go fo, fo, fo, fo in the playoffs.

Now if you'll excuse me, I am going to get some more coffee. It's a great new brand called Colombian d'Argos.

 
August 25, 2011  10:28 AM ET

It's amazing what dropping Modano, Rafalski, Draper and Osgood from the roster will do to the age average. To show all the cards, the average is about 29.999999. ;) ...if one drops Kindl off the roster it pushes over thirty.

Maybe what's throwing you off is what surprised me...Drew Miller's only 27!! With all that gray hair he looks 44.

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