Kingpin Sequel in Development by the Farrelly Brothers

By | June 9, 2021

Peter and Bobby Farrelly are set to return to the lanes, as Collider is reporting that the pair are producing a sequel to their 1996 bowling comedy Kingpin. 

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The film, which is reportedly in active development at Village Roadshow Pictures, has no information regarding the plot, setting, or time period, all of which are still said to be getting worked out. Because of this, it’s unknown if the Farrelly Brothers will return to direct or have much of a hand in the making of the film, and because of the lack of a script, no cast is officially attached to the film as well. 

The original film became a bit of a cult classic, and starred Woodly Harrelson as Roy Munson, a bowling prodigy who gets tricked into joining a con job that leaves him with an injured hand for life. Years later, Munson stumbles upon Randy Quaid’s Ishmael Boorg, an Amish bowling prodigy. From there, the duo strive to take Ishmael through the ranks of bowling greats, including bowling legend Big Era McCracken, who is played by legendary actor Bill Murray. 

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While the original Kingpin had a huge cast of stars, it’s unknown exactly if many will return. Harrelson and Murray have seen their stars soar since the 1996 film launched, while Quaid has rarely acted in recent years, so fans will have to wait a bit for more news.