Kingpin Sequel in Development


If you thought that Peter Farrelly’s Best Picture win for Green Book meant that The Farrelly Brothers had completely given up on low brow comedy, well it appears that may not be the case. We are hearing this week that the duo are cooking up a sequel to another one of their previous films: the 1996 bowling comedy Kingpin. The movie was not really a huge hit at the time, earning just $25 million (compared to Dumb and Dumber and There’s Something About Mary, which made $247 million and $369 million worldwide respectively). That being said, it has amassed a cult following over the years and now they are looking to revisit it some 25 years later. Hit the jump for more details.

According to Collider, Peter and Bobby Farrelly are in the process of setting up a sequel to Kingpin and it is currently in active development at Village Roadshow Pictures. The brothers are attached to produce but it is currently unclear if they will write or direct it themselves (the original was written by Barry Fanaro and Mort Nathan). The plot, setting and time period of the film are also being kept under wraps.

The 1996 film starred Woody Harrelson, Randy Quaid, Bill Murray, Vanessa Angel, Chris Elliott, Rob Moran and Lin Shaye. It’s hard to imagine Bill Murray in particular returning, but the original film opened with a prologue that takes place in 1979 and could set the stage for a prequel. The Farrelly Brothers did manage to convince Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels to return for Dumb and Dumber To a few years back, although it wasn’t particularly well-received. Peter Farrelly also has a movie set up at Apple called The Greatest Beer Run Ever. Do you have any interest in a Kingpin sequel?