Laura Dern Joins Cast Of 'Little Fockers' As An Elementary School Headmistress

We've already met the parents and the Fockers, but now it's time to get acquainted with the "Little Fockers." The third installment in the Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro-starring "Meet the Parents" franchise is gearing up for production by adding an assortment of new actors to the mix.

Recently, we learned that Jessica Alba would have a small but vital role in "Little Fockers" as a pharmaceutical rep whose looks have a dangerous effect on the film's male cast. Now, yet another actress is joining "Fockers," though her influence is centered more on the little Fockers themselves.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, none other than "Jurassic Park" veteran Laura Dern has signed on for "Little Fockers," playing the role of an elementary school's headmistress. The children of Stiller and Teri Polo's characters, said to be five year-old twins, attend the very school that Dern presides over.

Director Paul Weitz recently spoke about the film's plot, which focuses on the lives of Greg and Pamela Focker (Stiller and Polo), now the proud parents of young twins. In this film, Greg has finally earned the respect of former CIA operative and all-around tough guy Jack (De Niro), Pamela's father — but the trouble doesn't end there.

"[It's] about no matter how you've moved ahead in your life, there's still anxiety and insecurity around the corner for you," Weitz said of the plot.

While most of the franchise's major players are returning — including Owen Wilson's oh-so-religious character Kevin — it remains to be seen whether or not Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand will return for the threequel as Greg's parents.

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