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Dustin Hoffman is a Focker again.

According to DeadlineHollywood, the producers of 'Little Fockers' have persuaded Hoffman to reprise his role as Bernie Focker in the second sequel in the very popular and money-making 'Meet the Parents' franchise (the original grossed $166 million domestically while the first sequel, 'Meet the Fockers,' took in $279 million). Universal has scheduled four new scenes with the actor as part of six or so pickup shots that the studio wants to add in to film.

According to Deadline, Hoffman was written out of 'Little Fockers' when Universal couldn't reach a deal with him. His role now will be "not dissimilar to what we were pitching him in the beginning," an insider told the website. Hoffman apparently has his eye on the bottom line: The studio will ante up what they were going to pay him in the first place. Dustin Hoffman is a Focker again.

According to DeadlineHollywood, the producers of 'Little Fockers' have persuaded Hoffman to reprise his role as Bernie Focker in the second sequel in the very popular and money-making 'Meet the Parents' franchise (the original grossed $166 million domestically while the first sequel, 'Meet the Fockers,' took in $279 million). Universal has scheduled four new scenes with the actor as part of six or so pickup shots that the studio wants to add in to film.

According to Deadline, Hoffman was written out of 'Little Fockers' when Universal couldn't reach a deal with him. His role now will be "not dissimilar to what we were pitching him in the beginning," an insider told the website. Hoffman apparently has his eye on the bottom line: The studio will ante up what they were going to pay him in the first place.

Does this mean the studio is worried about the production? Not so, according to Universal spin. Deadline reports that "'Little Fockers' could have gone out 'as is' since it scored an '85' for the top 2 boxes with test audiences. 'But we want to make it better.'"

All the original cast members return, including Barbra Streisand as Rozalin Focker. Hoffman's scenes include one opposite Streisand and then one at the end of the movie with all the major characters.

The film's synopsis: It has taken 10 years, two little Fockers with wife Pam (Teri Polo) and countless hurdles for Greg (Ben Stiller) to finally get "in" with his tightly wound father-in-law, Jack (Robert De Niro). After the cash-strapped dad takes a job moonlighting for a drug company, however, Jack's suspicions come roaring back.