Laura Dern at head of 'Fockers' class

Actress joins latest 'Meet the Parents' sequel

Laura Dern is joining the cast of Universal and Tribeca Prods.' latest "Meet the Parents" sequel.

The movie, directed by Paul Weitz, is working under the title of "Little Fockers," but that might change. It reunites most of the main players from the previous movies, including Ben Stiller, Teri Polo, Robert De Niro, Blythe Danner and Owen Wilson. Jessica Alba also recently joined the cast.

Dern plays the headmistress of the elementary school that the Fockers' kids attend.

Jane Rosenthal and Jay Roach are producing. John Hamburg rewrote the original script by Larry Stuckey. Universal's Tracy Falco and Maradith Frenkel are overseeing.

Dern, repped by CAA and Untitled Entertainment, won a Golden Globe this year for her performance in HBO's "Recount" and recently made a deal with the network to star in a pilot to be penned, produced and directed by Mike White.