Magazine article Screen International

Screen Australia Backs 'A Few Best Men' Sequel

Magazine article Screen International

Screen Australia Backs 'A Few Best Men' Sequel

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Investment from Screen Australia means filming is set to go ahead on A Few Less Men, the sequel to 2011 ensemble comedy A Few Best Men.

At the same board meeting, the government agency also backed Kimble Rendall's The Nest, a China-Australia co-production to be primarily made in Australia.

Arclight Films International will represent both films.

A Few Less Men will see Xavier Samuel, Kris Marshall and Kevin Bishop return to their roles as hapless friends, who become stranded in the Australian bush with a friend's body after their plane makes a forced landing.

It is understood that Rebel Wilson (Pitch Perfect), who played Daphne in the first film, will not reprise her role.

A Few Best Men screenwriter Dean Craig (Death At A Funeral) will return to pen the sequel, although he will not direct as previously reported.

Peter Templeman will take on directing duties, marking his second feature after Not Suitable For Children (2012). The first film was directed by Stephan Elliott and grossed $5.3m in Australia.

An October shoot is planned and A Few Less Men will be released locally by Studi°Canal.

US-based producers Laurence Malkin and Share Stallings will work with producer Tania Chambers, with whom they recently made Kill Me Three Times starring Simon Pegg - not Antonia Barnard and Gary Hamilton, who were their partners on the first film. …

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