Looks like the Lizards have made space in their ranks for one more – Deadline reports that How to Be a Latin Lover star Rob Lowe has climbed aboard cop comedy sequel, Super Troopers 2.
After lensing late last year, it’s unclear if Jay Chandrasekhar’s long-anticipated follow-up is still shooting last-minute scenes or, in the more likely scenario, have now set up shop in Boston to capture some additional material. Either way, Lowe is along for the ride, and is attached to the part of play Guy Le Franc, a “former hockey player and the current mayor of a Quebec Canadian border town.”
Plot details are still being kept under lock and key for the crowdfunding darling, after Super Troopers 2 blew past all expectations to secure $4.5 million, comfortably surpassing the initial goal of $2 million. Such success hasn’t gone unnoticed either, after Fox Searchlight swooped in to pick up North American distribution rights. It’s all been made possible by the Broken Lizard team, one comprised of writer-director Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter and Erik Stolhanske, and fans can look forward to the Lizards being joined by the familiar faces of Lynda Carter, Marisa Coughlan and Brian Cox when the sequel rolls around.
Then again, there’s still no word of a theatrical release date to report as yet, but with additional shooting now underway with Rob Lowe, we’d expect Super Troopers 2 to march into theaters some time next year.