Good news, chicken f***ers! For those of you who've been patiently waiting, wondering and musing over what's going on with the whole Super Troopers sequel thing, you'll be happy to hear that this moustache ride is finally underway. And not only that, they've got comedy veteran Rob Lowe on board!
It may feel like a long time in the making (because it has been) since the production studio Broken Lizard announced the sequel — 14 years after its OG counterpart — via their Indiegogo crowdsourcing page back in spring 2015, revealing that if the project could bank $2 million then it was a-gogo. Fast forward to the end of its time on the platform and they'd more than doubled that sum, securing a grand total of $4,571,213. Kerching!
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To celebrate the big bank, they released the following clip to get you in the mood for more Farva flavored action. Take a peek:
Excited now? Are you jumpin' around all nimbly bimbly from tree to tree? Are you drinking milk from a saucer? We sure are! Well, maybe not that last bit -- but we're close.
Production began in Boston last week, and thanks to an exclusive courtesy of the guys over at Deadline, we've just learned that Rob Lowe (Wayne's World, Parks and Rec) has signed up to play a character called Guy Le Franc, a former hockey player-cum-mayor of a Canadian border town. Lowe will star alongside Broken Lizard originals, Jay Chandrasekhar as Thorny, Kevin Heffernan as the one and only Farva, Steve Lemme as Mac, Paul Soter as Foster and Erik Stolhanske returns as Rabbit.
For those of you unfamiliar with the 2001 Super Troopers madcap vibe, here's a little round-up of the synopsis:
In a nutshell, the plot revolves around five maple syrup guzzling Vermont state troopers, who must solve a crime and out-do the local police department in order to save their jobs. Trouble is, these guys are total pranksters — winding up every Tom, Dick and Harry they meet along the way — and have a fantastic knack for screwing things up. It's stoner comedy gold from the get-go. The opening scene, for example, features a teen forced to chow a whole bag of grass chased down with a bag of shrooms and begins to lick a car's snozzberry flavored windows. Take a look:
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Fox Searchlight will be releasing the picture in North America. Stay tuned for any further updates!
What's your favorite stoner comedy movie?