Chris Hemsworth joins Danny McBride in Dundee!
Last week, were taken by surprise by Dundee, the mysterious sequel/spinoff to the Crocodile Dundee franchise starring none other than comedy superstar Danny McBride (Vice Principals, Eastbound and Down, Pineapple Express). While people are still speculating about whether the project, produced by Rimfire Films (the company behind the first two Dundee movies) is an actual film or merely a lavish Super Bowl spot, it has been revealed that Australian superhunk Chris Hemsworth (The Avengers franchise, Thor films) will play Wally Jr., the son of Dundee’s business partner Walter “Wally” Reilly as played by John Meillon in the first two films. Check out a new Dundee video of McBride and Hemsworth in character, and check out more new photos in the gallery!
The official site describes Wally Jr. as the heir to his father’s outback tour company. “This expert outdoorsman prides himself on knowing all the is to know about the land down under. But even he will have his hands full keeping his new American friend out of trouble.”
Crocodile Dundee is back. Well, actually, he’s missing in the Outback. And the only person who might be able to find him is the loudmouthed American son no one knew he had. Introducing Danny McBride as Brian Dundee. This son of a legend is forced to channel his Aussie roots as he embarks on the ultimate adventure in the land down under. It’s time to live up to the family name. Unlike his father, Brian grew up a true city kid. But that won’t stop him from picking up his dad’s oversized knife and launching into the Australian outback, completely unprepared for what lies ahead.
The original 1986 Crocodile Dundee was a fish-out-of-water comedy written by and starring Paul Hogan as the Australian bushman Mick Dundee who comes to New York City. A sleeper hit, it grossed $328 million at the worldwide box office and spawned two sequels, 1988’s Crocodile Dundee II and 2001’s Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles, neither of which met the expectations of the original.