For whatever reason, this was not information that Universal wanted out in the open, as Finke's reference to Hoffman has been eliminated from the original article in another one of her magical ghost-edits. Sure enough, word is now leaking out today from Vulture that Dustin Hoffman is in talks to return to the franchise in a series of reshoots and pick-ups in order to insert his character into the second sequel to Meet the Parents. While the film looks uncommonly unfunny, as long as Universal can keep the budget under $100 million, I can't imagine Little Fockers not being a major moneymaker. If you recall, Meet the Fockers (which I actually preferred to the original Meet the Parents) grossed $279 million in the US and $516 million worldwide. That makes it the second highest-grossing live-action comedy in America (behind Home Alone at $281 million) and the highest-grossing live-action comedy of all-time worldwide. I'm sure Universal would be thrilled these days to do even half that number come December.