While certain members of the Brat Pack appear to have retired from working in front of the camera (Emilio Estevez springs to mind!) some are still very much active in the world of both film and TV. There’s definitely been some serious diversification in the last thirty or so years, and things aren’t as high profile for the accomplished eight, but there is still some highly entertaining cinema being created during the Brat Pack’s latter years. Here are some forthcoming highlights.
Super Troopers 2
A sequel to 2001’s Super Troopers hit American cinemas in April, and sees Rob Lowe playing former hockey star Guy Le Franc. Directed by and starring Jay Chandrasekhar, Super Troopers 2 received support from an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to get off the ground, and achieved decent numbers at the Box Office despite its fairly limited release. Chandrasekhar has since stated that another Super Troopers movie is a distinct possibility.
Christmas in the Wild
I’m a bit of a sucker for a Christmas movie, and I have reasonably high hopes for this romantic comedy which also features Sex and the City favourite Kristin Davis as well as Rob’s son John Owen Lowe. Christmas in the Wild is being made by Netflix, and is slated for a 2019 release.
Billionaire Boys Club
In addition to his ongoing role voicing Hot Rod and Unicron in the various animated Transformers series, Judd Nelson also has a starring role in biographical crime drama Billionaire Boys Club. Although this feature has been somewhat tainted due to the casting of Kevin Spacey, it is still being released via video on demand as well as a limited cinematic run. This is arguably Nelson’s best opportunity to showcase his talents to a larger audience for some time, and it’s most unfortunate that Spacey’s presence is likely to affect the film’s reach.
The Kissing Booth
While romantic comedy The Kissing Booth did not go down at all well with critics, Vince Marcello’s movie was a smash hit for Netflix. CCO Ted Sarandos described The Kissing Booth as “one of the most-watched movies in the country, and maybe in the world.” Coupled with her recurrent role in popular TV show Riverdale, things are looking bright for the Brat Pack’s golden girl.
A comedy horror with an accomplished cast, Corporate Animals stars Demi Moore as egotistical CEO of Incredible Edibles, Lucy. Sharon Stone was originally cast in the lead role, but has since been replaced by Moore who is now slated to appear alongside The Hangover’s Ed Helms as well as the up and coming Jessica Williams. Williams ha also landed a part in the upcoming Fantastic Beasts sequel as Eulalie “Lally” Hicks. Corporate Animals is scheduled for a 2019 release.
There appears to be little in the way of new material coming from Ally Sheedy, Andrew McCarthy, Emilio Estevez or Anthony Michael Hall. Rest assured that if and when this changes, we will share all the details!
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