Aussie icon Paul Hogan will be returning to cinema screens in homage to his most beloved role for The Very Excellent Mr Dundee.
According to Variety, he’ll be starring as himself on the cusp of a potential Knighthood for his services to comedy – Sir Paul Hogan, anyone? – who can’t not fuck it up.
His manager tells him, “Don’t do anything to mess this up,” and crikey, he sure does, cocking everything up and destroying his reputation over the course of six weeks.
Filming kicks off in July in Australia, Los Angeles and Vancouver. It’ll be directed by Dean Murphy, of Strange Bedfellows fame, who previously oversaw Hogan in 2009’s Charlie & Boots, featuring Shane Jacobson. We don’t yet know who else is set to feature in the totally real The Very Excellent Mr Dundee, but it probably won’t be as star-studded as this:
Nah, but really, Hogan said in a statement that he’s
not here to fuck spiders” been honoured have many of my friends and colleagues, whose work I adore, agree to join us for this hilarious new adventure”. So, the supporting cast should be be pretty good actually.
There’s plenty of appetite for another Dundee feature, even just in name alone, following the success of Hogan’s turns in Crocodile Dundee in 1986, Crocodile Dundee II in ’88, and well, let’s be honest, the middling return of the character in Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles in 2001.
Because let us not forget that back in January some of us genuinely believed that Dundee: The Son Of A Legend Returns Home – starring Danny McBride and Chris Hemsworth – could actually be real. That is before it was outed as series of trailers for Tourism Australia‘s Superbowl commercial.
But at least we got this out of it – featuring an incredibly unimpressed Hogan:Source: Variety
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