Comedy lovers have something huge to look forward to! The 2001 epic comedy ‘Super Troopers’ will return to the big screen after 14 long years, with even more laughs and dramatic mustaches than ever before!
Steve Lemme, 45, one of the stars of Super Troopers and member of the Broken Lizard comedy group, confirmed that a Super Troopers sequel was in the works! It’s going to be a tough challenge to match the success of the former film, but Steve assures fans that they will be more than pleased. Get excited!
Steve Lemme: ‘Super Troopers’ Sequel Is Happening
Steve revealed that a Super Troopers follow-up was indeed happening in an interview with Us Weekly.
“The fans have been asking for it for a while, but we were finally able to package everything together,” Steve told the outlet. “Fox is going to distribute the film, but we needed to raise the money for it. We’re close. There may be a Kickstarter launched to raise the last little bit.”
In case you missed it, Super Troopers follows five Vermont State Troopers that get into side-splitting mischief while patrolling the Canadian border. All of the troopers will be returning for the sequel, along with their infamous ‘staches.
“Everybody who had a mustache in the first one will grow it back,” Steve revealed. “Now the guys who didn’t grow mustaches for the first one want to have a mustache. We’re making them earn it, not sure how we’ll haze them, but they better be prepared.”
‘Super Troopers’ Cast To Return For Sequel
Along with Steve, Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Erik Stolhanske, and Paul Soter (also from Broken Lizard), all return for the sequel. Many fans were wondering what took so long, but it turns out that the movie faced some serious legal and financial struggles to bring the project to life.
“You know, it was a combination of having to settle some of the legal disputes about making a sequel, while also negotiating terms for it,” Steve said.
Well, we hope they are able to get it together because we are so stoked for the hilarious group to be on screen together again! The sequel will pick up where the last movie left off, and as far as expectations go, Steve is confident that fans won’t be disappointed.
“I think it’s one of the more unique and interesting stories I’ve seen in awhile… The biggest difficulty was trying to top that opening scene, which so many people have complimented us on. I think we’ve done it.”
The sequel is set to start filming early 2015.
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— Kindra Bailey