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Super Troopers 2 Photo Introduces Tyler Labine and Will Sasso as Mounties

20 September 2016 5:53 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Ever since shooting began earlier this month on Super Troopers 2, the upcoming comedy sequel keeps expanding its cast. Today we have word that recent addition Tyler Labine will be joined by Hayes MacArthur and Will Sasso, with the actors playing a trio of Mounties. The Broken Lizard Twitter even showcased the first set photo with all three actors in costume.

The casting news broke at Deadline earlier today. Their report states that Hayes MacArthur plays Mountie Podein, Will Sasso plays Mountie Archambault and Tyler Labine rounds out the trio as Mountie Bellefuille. These Canadian cops are described as "rugged and manly," who all believe that Americans are "obnoxious and oafish." It wasn't revealed how these characters connect to the main characters, played by the Broken Lizard troupe.

These actors join newcomers such as Emmanuelle Chriqui, who plays a French/Canadian cultural attach&#233 trying to improve relations with the United States, »

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Super Troopers 2 Cast Expands By Two

20 September 2016 1:33 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The Vermont State Troopers have welcomed two newcomers to their growing ranks in time for Super Troopers 2, with Deadline confirming today that Hayes MacArthur and Will Sasso have climbed aboard the crowdfunded comedy sequel.

Word comes only a few short days since we brought you news that Emmanuelle Chriqui and Rob Lowe had inked deals to join the ongoing production. The former landed the part of Genevieve Aubois, a French/Canadian cultural attaché, working in U.S relations. Lowe, on the other hand, will star opposite the Broken Lizard troupe as Guy Le Franc, a former hockey player and the current mayor of a Quebec Canadian border town.

When it comes to how MacArthur and Sasso fit into proceedings, Deadline notes that they’ll portray two thirds of a trio of Mounties (Canadian Mounted Police), hulking officers who love nothing more than to look down their noses at the bumbling Vermont crew. »

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Super Troopers Sequel Adds Will Sasso and Hayes MacArthur

20 September 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Hayes MacArthur and Will Sasso have joined the cast of Super Troopers 2, the sequel to 2001 cop comedy that sees the return of Broken Lizard, the comedy troupe, consisting of  Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter and Erik Stolhanske, who were behind the original film. They join previously announced cast members Rob Lowe, Emmanuel Chriqui, Lynda Carter, and Tyler Labine. The two will play part of the trio of Mounties in the film with MacArthur as… »

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Super Troopers 2 Gains A Cultural Attache In Emmanuelle Chriqui

16 September 2016 12:34 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The Broken Lizard comedy group consists of Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter and Erik Stolhanske and, when they released their film Super Troopers in 2001, it was met with something of a luke-warm critical reception. That film has continued to build an audience in the intervening years, however, to the extent that Super Troopers 2 was been successfully crowdfunded on Indigogo. The group are now deep into production on the follow-up, and have cast Emmanuelle Chriqui in a new role.

The original film centred on five Vermont State Troopers who spent most of their time playing elaborate pranks on the Canadian border, until real crime disrupted their fun. Their intense rivalry with the local police of Spurbury took on a new complexion when the troopers uncover corruption in that department. The end of the film finds the Troopers replacing the local police, and moving into a different level of crime-fighting. »

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Super Troopers 2 recruits Rob Lowe and Emmanuelle Chriqui

16 September 2016 12:05 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With production officially underway in Boston on the crowdfunded sequel to 2001’s cult comedy Super Troopers, it seems as though the film’s full cast is finally starting to be revealed. According to Deadline (source links here and here), Rob Lowe, who is fresh off of his Comedy Central Roast, and Emmanuelle Chriqui, whose Hulu drama Shut Eye is only a few months away from release, have signed on to star in the upcoming feature film.

Reportedly, Lowe will be playing a character named Guy Le Franc, who the outlet describes as a “former hockey player and current mayor” of a Canadian town that borders the troopers’ town of Spurbury, Vermont.

On the other hand, Chriqui is set to play “Genevieve Aubois, a French/Canadian cultural attaché focused on relations with the U.S.” On the actress, director Jay Chandrasekhar said, “Emmanuelle and I met years ago and have been »

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Super Troopers 2 Lands Entourage Star Emmanuelle Chriqui

16 September 2016 11:33 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With production back on track for the highly-anticipated comedy sequel Super Troopers 2, the cast keeps growing. Today we have word that Emmanuelle Chriqui has signed on to this long-awaited follow-up, playing Genevieve Aubois, a French/Canadian cultural attach&#233 who is trying to foster relations with the United States. This news comes just two days after we got our first look at Rob Lowe's Guy Le Franc, a former hockey player who serves as the mayor of a Canadian border town near Quebec.

Deadline has the news of Emmanuelle Chriqui's casting, but it isn't known how large or small her role is, or if she has any connection to Rob Lowe's Canadian character Guy Le Franc. The original Super Troopers was set in Spurbury, Vermont, a fictional town close to the U.S./Canada border, and it seems that at least part of this sequel is set in Canada. »

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Comedy Sequel Super Troopers 2 Recruits Rob Lowe

16 September 2016 7:55 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Looks like the Lizards have made space in their ranks for one more – Deadline reports that How to Be a Latin Lover star Rob Lowe has climbed aboard cop comedy sequel, Super Troopers 2.

After lensing late last year, it’s unclear if Jay Chandrasekhar’s long-anticipated follow-up is still shooting last-minute scenes or, in the more likely scenario, have now set up shop in Boston to capture some additional material. Either way, Lowe is along for the ride, and is attached to the part of play Guy Le Franc, a “former hockey player and the current mayor of a Quebec Canadian border town.”

Plot details are still being kept under lock and key for the crowdfunding darling, after Super Troopers 2 blew past all expectations to secure $4.5 million, comfortably surpassing the initial goal of $2 million. Such success hasn’t gone unnoticed either, after Fox Searchlight swooped in to pick up North American distribution rights. »

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Super Troopers 2 First Look at Rob Lowe as the Mayor

14 September 2016 4:48 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Now that production is underway on Super Troopers 2, the cast for the long-awaited sequel is growing. The latest addition to the sequel for this cult comedy favorite comes in the form of Parks and Recreation star Rob Lowe. According to the report, Lowe will be playing a French Canadian named Guy Le Franc, a former hockey player and the current mayor of a Canadian border town near Quebec.

The news of Rob Lowe's addition to Super Troopers 2 comes courtesy of Deadline, which was also confirmed by the Broken Lizard Twitter account. The report was accompanied by a photo that not only showed Rob Lowe on the set near Boston, but it also showed all of the original Super Troopers cast in uniform, which really helps to make this feel real, as we have been waiting a very long time for this movie to finally get rolling. Here »

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Rob Lowe to Star in ‘Super Troopers 2’

14 September 2016 4:39 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rob Lowe is starring in “Super Troopers 2,” which has begun production.

Lowe will play Guy Le Franc, a former hockey player and the current mayor of a Canadian town near Quebec.

Jay Chandrasekhar is directing the comedy sequel, as he did on the original. Filmmaking team Broken Lizard raised $4.4 million in a 30-day crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo last year that saw more than 50,000 contributors. Donation incentives on the first day included a producer title for $10,000, a speaking actor role for $10,000, a trip to the ballpark with the main actors for $15,000, and the patrol car to be used in the filming for $35,000.

Super Troopers 2” met the initial goal of $2 million (set by Fox Searchlight) in 26 hours.

Super Troopers 2” reunites all five Troopers from the original film — Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, and Erik Stolhanske. The quintet play goofy Vermont state troopers with a penchant for pranks »

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Rob Lowe Joins The Cast of ‘Super Troopers 2’

14 September 2016 3:38 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Hot off his Comedy Central roast and recently joining the cast of CBS’ “Code Black,” Rob Lowe has now signed on to star in “Super Troopers 2.” Per Deadline, the “Grinder” actor will portray Guy Le Franc, a former hockey player and current mayor of a Quebec Canadian border town.

“Whoop! Whoop! This movie is gonna be genius,” tweeted Lowe after the news was announced.

Read More: ‘Super Troopers 2’ Poster Revealed: Cult Hit Sequel Moves Forward

The sequel to the 2001 budding comedy, “Super Troopers,” was a result of a successful Indiegogo campaign created by Broken Lizard. With an initial goal of $2 million, the campaign raised more than $4.5 million for the film.

Super Troopers 2” is once again written by and stars Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter and Erik Stolhanske of Broken Lizard, with Chandrasekhar directing. Production for the movie began in Boston last week.

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- Liz Calvario

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‘Super Troopers 2’ Adds Rob Lowe to Cast

14 September 2016 3:30 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Rob Lowe has joined the cast of “Super Troopers 2,” the sequel to the original 2001 clumsy cop comedy, TheWrap has learned. Production on the movie began last week in Boston. Broken Lizard, the comedy team behind the original film, raised more than $4.5 million during a crowd-funding campaign on Indiegogo last year to fund “Super Troopers 2,” shooting past its initial goal of $2 million. Fox Searchlight is releasing the film domestically. Broken Lizard members Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter and Erik Stolhanske »

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‘Super Troopers 2’ Starts Filming with Broken Lizard Cast Back in Action

8 September 2016 9:05 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In 2001, the Broken Lizard comedy troupe wrote and starred in the comedy “Super Troopers” about five goofball Vermont state troopers who are forced to save their jobs by actually solving a crime instead of pulling pranks all day. The film was a moderate box office success and was a hit on home video, and in the past 15 years, it has become a cult classic. Now, the long-awaited sequel has started filming, confirmed by the Broken Lizard Facebook page with the cheeky comment: “Action, chickenf**kers: back on set and we just the first new scene of #SuperTroopers2.” Check out the photo below.

Read More: ‘Super Troopers 2’ Poster Revealed: Cult Hit Sequel Moves Forward

The sequel is the result of a widely successful crowdfunding campaign. On March 24th, 2015, Broken Lizard announced that they had studio permission, but were required to acquire production funding themselves. They launched an Indiegogo campaign with an initial goal of $2 million. »

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Broken Lizard announces that production is underway on Super Troopers 2

8 September 2016 5:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

After last year’s crowdfunding campaign which shattered its initial target of $2 million – pulling in $4.4 million in total – comedy troupe Broken Lizard has now announced on its Facebook page that filming is underway on the long-awaited comedy sequel Super Troopers 2. Here’s the announcement video…

 

Super Troopers 2 is once again being directed by Jay Chandrasekhar, who returns on screen alongside fellow Broken Lizard members Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter and Erik Stolhanske. Marisa Couglan and Brian Cox are also confirmed as reprising their roles from the 2001 original.

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Super Troopers 2 filming begins, Rob Lowe added to cast

7 September 2016 9:54 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Sep 15, 2016

15 years after the original, Super Troopers 2 has finally started shooting...

This time last week, we were chatting about how filming had finally begun on Super Troopers 2 (and you can read that story below). Now we learn of a big piece of casting news for the project, as it's been revealed that Rob Lowe has signed up for a key role in the new movie.

The news was broken on the Broken Lizard Twitter feed. Just like this, in fact...

Meet Mayor Le Franc. @RobLowe has joined #SuperTroopers2. https://t.co/qAwMnBrsJj

Broken Lizard (@brokenlizard) September 14, 2016

More on the film as we hear it. Filming continues in the meantime...

Previously...

The latest in the line of belated sequels to march towards cinemas? That’d be Super Troopers 2, a follow-up to the cult Broken Lizard team’s comedy of 2001.

Director Jay Chandrasekhar can’t be faulted »

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Super Troopers 2 Begins Shooting with Entire Broken Lizard Team

7 September 2016 4:07 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The wait for Super Troopers 2 isn't over, but it just got a lot shorter, because the movie is finally, officially filming outside of Boston. The road to production for the long-awaited comedy sequel has been long, confusing and difficult, but fans of the Broken Lizard comedy are finally getting the Super Troopers sequel they always wanted. Now, cameras are rolling and we will finally be seeing some footage in the near future, and more importantly, the movie at some point.

News broke courtesy of the Broken Lizard Facebook page today that filming had officially started on Super Troopers 2, which for some, may be a bit confusing. The movie raised money through crowdfunding last year in order to get made, and reports had surfaced previously that the gang had already been filming, but production had to be halted. It isn't clear what was filmed during that time, but in any case, »

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What Is Happening with Super Troopers 2?

23 August 2016 4:35 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

There are very few comedy sequels that actually manage to be as good as the original, and even fewer that manage to be better. Fans of Broken Lizard's 2002 cult comedy Super Troopers are hoping that the long-awaited sequel can be one of those few movies, and we are a little bit closer to finding out if that is going to be the case. The Broken Lizard gang recently announced that, after a break, the final days of filming on Super Troopers 2 have finally begun.

Thanks to a few updates from Broken Lizard's Twitter account, we know that the boys are heading to Boston to finally wrap up shooting the crowdfunded sequel. In a recent update to the Indiegogo page, Erik Stolhanske said that shooting is expected to commence in the first week of September, and that they were only a few weeks away from finally finishing the movie. »

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RatPac, Def Pictures Set Steve Lemme Breakdance Pitch At Lionsgate

9 August 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: RatPac Entertainment and Def Pictures have sold an untitled feature film pitch from Steve Lemme to Lionsgate Films. Lemme, an actor and writer who is a founding member of the Broken Lizard comedy group, will script a throwback comedy that pays homage to the 90’s hip-hop scene and centers around two rival breakdancing crews preparing for a dance-off in their home town 20 years after their original battle. The idea came about when Lemme realized so many A-list… »

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Cannes poster for Super Troopers 2

15 May 2016 11:57 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following its crowdfunding success early in 2015, Broken Lizard’s follow-up to the cult 2001 comedy Super Troopers went before the cameras in October of last year, and now director and co-star Jay Chandrasekhar has taken to Twitter to share a Cannes poster for Super Troopers 2, which we have for you here…

Super Troopers 2 sees Chandrasekhar joined by fellow Broken Lizard members Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter and Erik Stolhanske, along with the returning Brian Cox. As yet there’s no word on a release date, but the film is being distributed by Fox Searchlight in the States, while the international rights are up for grabs at Cannes.

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Ddi goes on patrol with 'Super Troopers 2'

10 May 2016 10:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Jason Moring’s Double Dutch International has acquired international sales rights and will commence talks with buyers in Cannes on Super Troopers 2.

Fox Searchlight will distribute the comedy crime mystery in North America, as it did on the 2001 original that grossed $18.5m.

Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Erik Stolhanske, Paul Soter, and Steve Lemme of the comedy troupe Broken Lizard reprise their roles as state troopers with a penchant for pranks. Brian Cox returns as Captain O’Hagan.

Chandrasekhar will once again direct and Richard Perello produce the story in which the troopers are dispatched to patrol the border with Canada.

Super Troopers 2 supporters raised $4.4m in 28 days on IndieGoGo last year and it remains one of the highest crowd-funded films.

“We couldn’t be more excited to finally make this sequel,” said Chandrasekhar. “We plan to deliver big laughs and bigger mustaches.”

Super Troopers is one of the all-time comedy classics and we’re extremely »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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News Bits: Masculinity, Town, Flawed, Beerfest

14 March 2016 1:50 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Screen Masculinity

For almost a year, Graffiti with Punctuation editor Blake Howard and I have been discussing doing a series of essays about a topic of mutual interest - portrayals of masculinity on screen. The aim is to explore our favorite elements of the topic, to get quite personal and to come up with something hopefully compelling.

We've now begun that journey over the next few months starting with the first piece by Blake. It took him to some challenging places, but the result is intimate, passionate, complex and ultimately wonderful and sets a tone for promising reading to come. I urge you to check out the piece in our features section, or by clicking here and to leave feedback on it if possible.

River Town

Chinese helmer Lu Chuan is attached to direct and produce the Tristine Skyler=penned adaptation of Peter Hessler's memoir "River Town" for Fugitive Films. »

- Garth Franklin

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