Entertainment NewsKevin Durand to Join Liam Neeson in the 'Naked Gun' Reboot

Kevin Durand to Join Liam Neeson in the ‘Naked Gun’ Reboot

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Key Takeaways:
– ‘Planet of the Apes' star Kevin Durand will feature alongside Liam Neeson in the reboot of ‘The Gun'.
– Pamela Anderson, previously announced to star in the reboot, is expected to play the romantic lead.
– Paul Walter Hauser is signed to portray Captain Ed, a character previously played by George Kennedy.
– Akiva Schaffer will direct the reboot from a script penned by Dan Gregor and Doug Mand.
– Liam Neeson expressed excitement and some reservation about his role as Frank Drebin in the rebooted franchise.

Thrilling news for fans of classic : Kevin Durand, known for his role in ‘Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes', is set to star alongside Liam Neeson in the reboot of ‘The '. This announcement stands as the latest update on the highly anticipated , slated to begin production later this month.

Durand Joins an All-Star Cast

As reported by The Hollywood , the casting of ‘The Naked Gun' reboot is shaping up nicely, with Durand as the latest addition to the ensemble. Last month, it was announced that Pamela Anderson would also be starring in the reboot. Though precise details about Anderson's character remain undisclosed, it's speculated she'll play the romantic lead, akin to Priscilla Presley's in the initial movies.

Paul Walter Hauser, another significant addition to the cast, has been assigned to reprise the role of Captain Ed – originally played by George Kennedy. The new ‘Naked Gun' series will be helmed by Akiva Schaffer. Known for his association with Saturday Night Live (SNL), Schaffer will be working from a script developed by Dan Gregor and Doug Mand.

Neeson's Journey into Comedy

Liam Neeson, an well versed in a multitude of genres, will be stepping into comedy for time as a lead. Reflecting on his decision to join ‘The Naked Gun' , Neeson recounted his experience watching Academy screener movies with his sons. The trio were seeking something “silly” and light-hearted amongst a pool of heavy and international movies.

Although he has participated in short TV comedy segments, this will mark his longest stint with the genre. While expressing his honor at being offered the part of Frank Drebin in the film, Neeson admitted feeling nervous about the role. He expressed hope that his co-stars would balance his deadpan seriousness with their humor and charisma.

Kevin Durand's Upcoming Projects

Durand fans can also expect to see him soon in ‘Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes', directed by Wes Ball. The film, set several generations into the future, rekindles the ‘Planet of the Apes' saga. It presents a world dominated by apes, with humans reduced to a shadowy existence. ‘Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes' is set to release on May 10th.

Conclusively, the updated ‘Naked Gun' promises an impressive cast under Akiva Schaffer's seasoned direction. Fans can anticipate a fresh and potentially hilarious take on this beloved comedy franchise, thanks to a talented ensemble and solid script. As production kicks off, the reboot is fast becoming one of the most anticipated comedy films of the year.

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Megan Dianehttps://www.projectcasting.com
Hi, I'm Megan Browne, the Head of Partnerships at Project Casting - a job board for the entertainment industry. As Head of Partnerships, I help businesses find the best talent for their influencer campaigns, photo shoots, and film productions. Creating these partnerships has enabled me to help businesses scale and reach their true potential. I'm excited to continue driving growth by connecting people with projects they're passionate about.

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