Orion’s long-gestating third ‘Bill & Ted’ film now has Brigette Lundy-Paine and Samara Weaving onboard the cast. Lundy-Paine will play Billie Logan, the daughter of Ted “Theodore” Logan, while Weaving portrays Thea Preston, daughter of Bill S. Preston Esq.
Lundy-Paine was recently in the Netflix series ‘Atypical.’ For film, she was in Destin Daniel Cretton’s The Glass Castle’ and Alexander Payne’s ‘Downsizing.’ Next up is Jay Roach’s ‘Fair and Balanced,’ releasing December 20th.
Weaving has had roles in McG’s ‘The Babysitter’ and Martin McDonagh’s ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.’ As for television, she was in the Starz series ‘Ash vs Evil Dead.’ She will next be in Matt Bettinelli-Olpin & Tyler Gillett’s ‘Ready or Not,’ releasing August 23rd.
Keanu Reeves (‘John Wick’) and Alex Winter (‘The Lost Boys’) will be reprising their roles as the titular characters. Also, William Sadler (‘The Shawshank Redemption’) is returning to play the Grim Reaper. The late George Carlin will also appear as Rufus in the form of archival footage.
The synopsis of the time-travel comedy is as follows:
“With the fabric of time and space tearing around them, a visitor from the future warns the duo that only their music can save life as we know it. Out of luck and inspiration, Bill and Ted set out on another time-travel adventure — with the help of their daughters, a new crop of historical figures and some sympathetic music legends — to seek the song that will set their world right and bring harmony in the universe as we know it.”
Moreover, director Dean Parisot (‘Galaxy Quest, RED 2’) is onboard. The screenplay is from returning scribes Chris Matheson (‘A Goofy Movie’) and Ed Solomon (‘Men in Black’). The veteran writing duo are responsible for ‘Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure’ and ‘Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey.’
Further, filming will begin June 24th and wrap August 17th in New Orleans and Los Angeles.
‘Bill & Ted Face the Music’ will release August 21, 2020.