First look at A Few Less Men as footage to comedy sequel shopped at Cannes

15 May, 2016 by Staff Writer

Xavier Samuel, Kris Marshall and Kevin Bishop in A Few Less Men.


Arclight Films have released a first look at A Few Less Men, the sequel to 2011's A Few Best Men

The new film sees Goddess' Mark Lamprell taking over directing duties from Priscilla's Stephan Elliot, and will be released by StudioCanal in Australia and NZ.

The film was produced by Laurence Malkin, Tania Chambers and Share Stallings and written by Dean Craig (Death at a Funeral), and footage is currently being screened to buyers in Cannes.

“From a talented group of filmmakers with a proven track record of delivering strong, entertaining stories with broad appeal, A Few Less Men is sure to satisfy audiences in Australia and abroad", said StudioCanal Australia and New Zealand Chief Executive Elizabeth Trotman. 

"Here at StudioCanal we are so pleased to be on board and are looking forward to developing an exciting campaign.” 

Screen Australia's Graeme Mason said, "It is great to be part of such an entertaining film, one that takes the viewers on a great adventure across the amazing Australian landscape in both a humorous and touching manner. We know the film, like its predecessor, will resonate with significant audiences at home and abroad."

Arclight has made presales 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.

“We’re excited to present A Few Less Men to buyers in Cannes and to be able to share footage, stills and other newly delivered assets,” said Arclight's Gary Hamilton.

“With so much interest in the film including various closed deals and those in negotiation, this film is on its way to becoming a global commercial success.”

A Few Less Men was financed by Ingenious, Screen Australia, ScreenWest and LotteryWest, Arclight Films, New Oz and The Post Lounge. 

Executive Producers are Dean Craig, Gary Hamilton, Mark Lazarus, James Vernon, Josh Kesselman and Steve Cooper. 

In the sequel, the original cast of Xavier Samuel, Kris Marshall and Kevin Bishop are joined by Shane Jacobson, Ryan Corr, Deborah Mailman, Jeremy Sims, Lynette Curran, Darren Gilshenan, Pamela Shaw and Sacha Horler.

This time out, the boys must transport their mate’s coffin back to London after a forced plane landing strands them in the middle of the Australian bush.