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David Paymer joins ‘Engagement’

Universal comedy stars Jason Segel, Emily Blunt

David Paymer is set to re-team with Jason Segel, as the veteran thesp has joined the cast of Nicholas Stoller’s Universal comedy “Five Year Engagement.”

Segel and Emily Blunt star in the pic, which chronicles the ups and downs of their lengthy relationship.

Paymer, who co-stars with Segel in Columbia’s upcoming laffer “Bad Teacher,” will play his father.

“Animal Kingdom” thesp Jacki Weaver just joined the “Five Year” ensemble, which also includes Rhys Ifans, Chris Pratt, Alison Brie and Lauren Weedman.

Judd Apatow and Rodney Rothman are producing the project, which Stoller co-wrote with Segel, who exec produces. Scribes previously collaborated on “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” and “Get Him to the Greek.”

“Five-Year Engagement” is slated to start production later this month.

Additionally, Payner has signed on to direct the ABC Family movie “Switched at Birth,” which concerns two teen girls who learn they were accidentally switched at birth. Paymer has previously helmed episodes of several hit TV series including “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Brothers & Sisters” and “Medium.”

Paymer was last seen on the bigscreen in Sam Raimi’s “Drag Me to Hell.” He recently wrapped Francis Ford Coppola’s thriller “Twixt Now and Sunrise.”

Paymer is repped by APA and manager Susan Smith.

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