Kingpin Sequel From The Farrelly Brothers Might Be Happening - Report

It might be time to hit the bowling lanes again, if this movie comes to fruition.


Screenwriting and directing duo Peter and Bobby Farrelly are reportedly actively developing a sequel to their 1996 classic screwball sports comedy, Kingpin. According to Collider, there's no script and there's no confirmed cast, but it's a start.

For those who missed it, the movie follows a star bowler (Woody Harrelson) whose career was prematurely cut short but hopes to ride a new prodigy (Randy Quaid) to success and riches. There are screwball comedies and then there are screwball comedies--Kingpin stood out at the time for its absurd goofiness, fondness for vulgarity, and Bill Murray sporting a gravity-defying haircut.

Quaid, Harrelson, and Murray were all huge stars at the time who have all gone on to shine even brighter in the years since--so it's anyone's guess whether any of them might return or if a Kingpin sequel would function better to pass a torch generationally to a new set of kooky bowlers. The Farrelly Brothers immediately followed Kingpin with 1998's There's Something About Mary, and Peter Farrelly most recently directed and co-wrote 2018's Green Book. Kingpin was the pair's next effort after 1994's Dumb and Dumber.

None of the principals involved have provided an official comment. Similarly, there have been equally unconfirmed rumors about Wedding Crashers 2 also being in development.

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