Adam Scott joins <strong><em>Hot Tub Time Machine 2</em></strong>, John Cusack bows out
Parks and Recreation's Adam Scott is in talks to take the lead in Hot Tub Time Machine 2, replacing original Hot Tub Time Machine star John Cusack. If a deal is made, Adam Scott will play a completely different character

Craig Robinson, Rob Corddry and Clark Duke are finalizing deals to reprise their roles in the comedy sequel, with Steve Pink returning to direct. It isn't known who will provide the screenplay, but our report from March revealed there is a possibility Steve Pink may write the screenplay with Rob Corddry.

The original Hot Tub Time Machine followed four friends who are transported back to one fateful night during their teenage years in 1986. The comedy grossed over $50 million in the United States, and became a hit on Blu-ray and DVD as well. No production schedule has been confirmed, but Craig Robinson revealed in March that they plan to shoot this summer.

Adam Scott recently starred in The Guilt Trip, and will next be seen in A.C.O.D., See Girl Run, and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.