One of the Farrelly Brothers’ less celebrated 1990s comedies is getting a belated sequel, with the news that Kingpin 2 is on the way.
The Farrelly Brothers, long before Oscar interest, were Hollywood’s go-to for comedies for a while in the 1990s. After all, Dumb and Dumber, There’s Something About Mary and Me, Myself & Irene (admittedly, that landed in 2000) all arrived around then. And that goes without mentioning Kingpin, the duo’s bowling comedy about a down-on-his-luck grifter, played by Woody Harrelson, who comes across an Amish bowling prodigy played by Randy Quaid.
Whilst Kingpin doesn’t quite get the same acclaim as its illustrious companions, it’s remained a cult classic for many years and is clearly still a story close to the hearts of the Farrelly Brothers, as news has broken that they are actively working on a sequel.
Not much is known at the moment, with details regarding plot, setting and era remaining shrouded in secrecy. Whether the original cast will return is debatable too: Harrelson is certainly a strong possibility, but Quaid has seemed to be done with Hollywood for quite some time now. Bill Murray also made a memorable appearance in the original film, but again, we’ll have to wait and see.
The project is being developed at Village Roadshow and although the Farrelly Brothers are confirmed to be involved, it is not known at what level. Whether they plan to write and direct the project, at this point, is unclear. We’ll bring you more news on this one as we hear it.
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