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In the real world, nepotism is usually frowned upon, but in the magical realm of Hollywood, it's practically a career requirement. And why not? After all, more often than not, casting your loved ones in a project is a recipe for box office success -- just ask 'The Karate Kid's' Jaden Smith. But perhaps nobody has perfected the art like Judd Apatow.

No, we're not referring to his stable of personal favorites like Seth Rogen and Paul Rudd, who are frequently called part of the Apatow Family, but rather to the latest star to headline an Apatow film: his wife, Leslie Mann, who according to Deadline, will take center stage in the upcoming comedy 'Business Trip.'

And this is hardly Mann's first Apatow rodeo; since marrying the prolific director in 1997, Mann has appeared in several of his movies, including 'The 40-Year-Old Virgin' and 'Knocked Up.' However, 'Business Trip' does mark a major milestone for Mann, as it will be the first starring role in a career that began nearly 20 years ago with 'Virgin High.' In the real world, nepotism is usually frowned upon, but in the magical realm of Hollywood, it's practically a career requirement. And why not? After all, more often than not, casting your loved ones in a project is a recipe for box office success -- just ask 'The Karate Kid's' Jaden Smith. But perhaps nobody has perfected the art like Judd Apatow.

No, we're not referring to his stable of personal favorites like Seth Rogen and Paul Rudd, who are frequently called part of the Apatow Family, but rather to the latest star to headline an Apatow film: His wife, Leslie Mann, who according to Deadline, will take center stage in the upcoming comedy 'Business Trip.'

And this is hardly Mann's first Apatow rodeo; since marrying the prolific director in 1997, Mann has appeared in several of his movies, including 'The 40-Year-Old Virgin' and 'Knocked Up.' However, 'Business Trip' does mark a major milestone for Mann, as it will be the first starring role in a career that began nearly 20 years ago with 'Virgin High.'

So what is 'Business Trip' about? While details are still a bit sketchy, the film is already being touted in some circles as a female version of 'The Hangover,' as it details the misadventures of a group of ladies who get a little out of control on a business trip. Considering the current wave of high profile female comedians -- Tina Fey, Anna Faris, Kristen Wiig and Amy Poehler are just a few of the stars to hit it big in recent years -- this may be the perfect time to test the box office potential of girl power.

No word yet on when the Facebook campaign to cast Betty White in the film will begin, but as soon as we hear any more casting news on 'Business Trip,' you -- and Betty -- will be the first to know.