Variety and Deadline have more news on the potential sequel to Wedding Crashers that Isla teased us about during her recent appearance on The Today Show:
So What’s The Deal With ‘Wedding Crashers 2’? ‘Fist Fight’ Scribes Evan Susser & Van Robichaux Wrote Script
While Isla Fisher was promoting her turn in the Tom Ford-directed Nocturnal Animals, she let slip in a Today interview that she heard things were moving toward on a sequel to the 2005 hit comedy Wedding Crashers. So what’s really happening?
Insiders say there is reason to be hopeful, even though it’s not near a green light because the stars need to sign off creatively and then make deals that will be pricey. I’m told is a sequel script has just been turned in by Evan Susser & Van Robichaux to New Line, and the plan is for David Dobkin to return as director, along with the original stars Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Fisher and Rachel McAdams. No word on whether they’ll try to bring back Will Ferrell, Bradley Cooper or Christopher Walken, each of whom had memorable moments in the first film. Andrew Panay is returning as producer.
New Line sparked to the writing team Susser & Robichaux after they scripted the upcoming Ice Cube-Charlie Day starrer Fist Fight, which the studio releases February 17. The writers competed for the open writing assignment, and their pitch for the sequel won them the job. The original grossed $285 million worldwide on a $40 million budget.
The scribes are repped by UTA and Fourth Wall Management.
‘Wedding Crashers 2’ Movie in the Works at New Line
New Line is in early development of a sequel to its 2005 hit “Wedding Crashers,” and has tapped the “Fist Fight” team of Evan Susser and Van Robichaux to write the script.
Isla Fisher — who appeared in the original — revealed that New Line was developing the sequel during a Nov. 18 interview on the “Today” show while she was discussing her role in Tom Ford’s drama “Nocturnal Animals.”
Fisher said Vince Vaughn told her at a recent party that the sequel was in the works but had no other details. The original, which grossed $285 million worldwide on a $40 million budget, centered on Vaughn and Owen Wilson playing divorce mediators crashing weddings to meet women and concluded with Vaughn’s character marrying Fisher’s character.
New Line hasn’t made deals for the sequel with stars Vaughn, Wilson, Fisher, Rachel McAdams, Bradley Cooper or Will Ferrell, nor with director David Dobkin.
Dobkin said in a post on the Quora web site in 2014 that he had discussed a sequel with Vaughn and Wilson and the trio had come up with a version that would have starred Daniel Craig:
“Wedding Crashers came out at a time when people weren’t doing lots of sequels. We did come up with a great take. Vince, Owen and myself sat around at Owen’s house one day and broke the story. It was really really funny. We wanted Daniel Craig to be the ultimate wedding crasher, with his sexy body and his speedo, and the two guys would be incredibly threatened by him. He was like the next generation terminator of wedding crashing.”
New Line is releasing “Fist Fight,” starring Ice Cube and Charlie Day, on Feb. 17. Susser and Robichaux are repped by UTA and Fourth Wall Management. The news was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.