Now filming in Perth, the sequel to Stephan Elliott's 2011 hit A Few Best Men boasts a supporting cast headed by some top comedic names and a few who are better known for dramas.
A Few Less Men sees Shane Jacobson, Ryan Corr, Deborah Mailman, Jeremy Sims, Darren Gilshenan, Lynette Curran, Pamela Shaw and Sacha Horler playing a motley array of characters whom the lead trio encounters on their way back to London.
Directed by Mark Lamprell and scripted by Dean Craig, the sequel follows the lads played by Xavier Samuel, Kevin Bishop and Kris Marshall as they transport their mate Luke’s coffin across Australia after a forced plane landing strands them in the middle of the bush.
Jacobson is Mungus, whom the lads bump into after he accidentally takes Luke’s coffin home with him.
Corr is mad cousin Henry, Mailman is a cop, Sims is a pilot and Gilshenan is a truck driver who offers to transport Luke’s coffin in the back of his truck.
Curran is a local from the bush who offers to help the boys and Horler is a ranger.
The producers are Tania Chambers, Laurence Malkin and Share Stallings, their second collaboration after Kill Me Three Times.
The financiers include Screen Australia, Ingenious, ScreenWest and LotteryWest, Arclight Films, New Oz and The Post Lounge.
Studiocanal pre-bought the Australian and New Zealand rights. Arclight had previously reported sales to Lucky Red for Italy, Modus Vivendi for pan Eastern Europe, Eastwood Holdings for Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador and Columbia, Italia Films for pan Middle East and Galaxy for Vietnam.
A Few Good Men grossed $5.3 million in Australia out of a worldwide total of $US14 million, according to Box Office Mojo. Italy and Spain were the top grossing international markets.