Kristen Schaal, Holland Taylor join Bill & Ted Face the Music
The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Kristen Schall (Toy Story 4) has joined Bill & Ted Face the Music as a messenger from the future named Kelly. Holland Taylor (Gloria Bell) has also been added to the cast. The actress will star alongside Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter as The Great Leader, the most powerful person in the universe, Deadline has confirmed.
Bill & Ted Face the Music centers on Bill S. Preston (Winter) and Ted “Theodore” Logan (Reeves), who are now fathers and have yet to fulfill their rock ‘n’ role destinies. Their lives change when they are visited by a messenger from the future (Schaal) who warns them that only their song can save life as we know it.
The threequel will also star Samara Weaving (The Babysitter, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) and Brigette Lundy-Paine (Atypical, The Glass Castle) as Bill and Ted’s daughters, respectively. William Sadler is also set to reprise his role as Death alongside franchise returners Amy Stoch and Hal London Jr. Newcomer Beck Bennett will play Ted’s younger brother, with Barry‘s Anthony Carrigan playing the villain. Workaholics alum Jillian Bell was also recently cast as a couple’s therapist.
Stars Reeves (John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum) and Winter (The Lost Boys) recently posted a video message from the Hollywood Bowl thanking fans for their support over the years on getting a third film made and owing them “a huge debt of gratitude” while also revealing production would be beginning this summer.
News of a third Bill & Ted film has been floating around for years. After Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, original creators Chris Matheson (Imagine That) and Ed Solomon (Men in Black, Now You See Me) have penned the script, with Dean Parisot (Galaxy Quest, Fun with Dick and Jane) directing. Scott Kroopf (Limitless) will produce together with Alex Lebovici and Steve Ponce of Hammerstone Studios, with Steven Soderbergh serving as an executive producer alongside Scott Fischer, John Ryan Jr. and John Santilli.
MGM owns the rights to the film and will release in the U.S. under their Orion Pictures banner. Orion Pictures has set an August 21, 2020 release date for the film.
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