Talk about taking a bite out of the movie business.
Hollywood director Judd Apatow searched the nation for a hockey player with no teeth for his latest film, and his hunt ended with a Philadelphia Flyers winger.
Ian Laperriere held off on much needed dental work to jump at the chance to shoot "This is Forty."
He hasn't played in in the NHL since the 2009-10 season because of post-concussion syndrome, but Laperriere has laced up for the St. Louis Blues, New York Rangers, Los Angeles Kings and Colorado Avalanche in a career that started in 1994.
Laperriere brought Flyers teammates Scott Hartnell, Matt Carle and James van Riemsdyk with him to California to work on the project.
The NHL players (shockingly) play hockey players who visit a bar after a game and end up hitting the dance floor while playing with Laperriere's false teeth.
Megan Fox, Wyatt Russell and Apatow's wife, Leslie Mann, are the stars of "This is Forty," which has a planned release date in December 2012.
"I made a fool of myself, but it was fun," Laperriere told the Philadelphia Daily News. "I like to try different things."
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