Get Smart helmer Pete Segal joins Focker franchise

Pete Segal has signed up to direct the Ben Stiller comedy “Meet The Little Fockers”

The Get Smart helmer will replace Jay Roach, who directed the first two instalments in the franchise, Meet The Parents and Meet The Fockers.

The script is currently being penned by Along Came Polly John Hamburg (Along Came Polly).

Stiller and De Niro were confirmed to return for the project last month. Owen Wilson, who had cameos in the first two films, is expected to have a larger role.