Serafinowicz joins 'Couples Retreat'

Joins Jason Bateman, Jon Favreau, Vince Vaughn

LONDON -- British funny man Peter Serafinowicz has joined the cast of Peter Billingsley's "Couples Retreat" for Universal Films.

Serafinowicz, most recently seen in his self-titled TV comedy sketch show, "The Peter Serafinowicz Show," will appear alongside "Couples" cast members Jason Bateman, Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn.

The movie is billed as a comic story about a couple on the verge of separating who convince their friends to go on holiday with them at a couple's resort on a tropical island.

Serafinowicz will play the British owner of Eden West Resort who oversees the couples' stay as it begins to emerge that the vacation was not quite what they expected.