Paul McCartney and Elton John will be in “Spinal Tap 2”

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Director Rob Reiner revealed that production on the sequel to “ Spinal Tap » will begin in February.

Rob Reiner, who directed the original 1984 documentary film Spinal Tap, revealed during a podcast released Monday that Paul McCartney, Elton John and Garth Brooks will make appearances in a new sequel.

The original film starred David St. Hubbins (Michael McKean), Derek Smalls (Harry Shearer) and Nigel Tufnel (Christopher Guest), who played members of the fictional English heavy metal band Spinal Tap. During an interview with Richard Herring’s Leicester Square Theater Podcast, Reiner said filming on part two, announced in May last year, would begin at the end of February.

McKean, Shearer and Guest are set to reprise their roles in the fictional group, and in addition to directing the new film, Reiner is set to return as filmmaker Marty DiBergi.

We never thought about making a sequelthe director told NME. It was only because we started talking to each other and came up with an idea that might work. We don’t know if this will be the case. We will try. The bar is incredibly high. We were debating whether we should do it or not… I said, “Look at us, we’re all in our 70s. How much time do we have left to have fun?” That’s the thing: we wouldn’t try if we didn’t think we had something that could work. »

Rob Reiner told the outlet in 2022 that he hoped the film’s release would coincide with the 40th anniversary of the original film in March 2024.


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