Change of director for A Few Best Men sequel

13 September, 2015 by Don Groves

Goddess’ Mark Lamprell is directing A Few Less Men, the sequel to Stephan Elliott's 2011 hit comedy A Few Best Men.

Lamprell takes over from Not Suitable for Children's Peter Templeman, who was named as the director when Screen Australia announced its investment in the project last month.


Scripted by Dean Craig, A Few Less Men will see Xavier Samuel, Kevin Bishop and Kris Marshall reprise their roles as the guys who transport their mate’s coffin across Australia after a forced plane landing strands them in the middle of the bush.

Shooting is set to start on October 26 in Western Australia, produced by Tania Chambers, Laurence Malkin and Share Stallings, their second collaboration after Kill Me Three Times.

Chambers tells IF, "The change of director was a very amicable and mutual decision. We continue to look for projects to do with Peter and are very excited to work with Mark."

The other financiers include Ingenious, ScreenWest and LotteryWest, Arclight Films, New Oz and The Post Lounge.

Studiocanal acquired Australian and New Zealand rights and Arclight has confirmed 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.