According to Deadline Hollywood, the fountain of youth embodied in one person Rob Lowe will star in the long-in-the-works ‘Super Trooper 2’ from the Broken Lizard comedy crew. The sequel to the cult comedy classic was funded with $4.5 million completely by fans. Fox Searchlight will release the film in North America. Broken Lizard members Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter and Erik Stolhanske penned the script and will star as the demented State Troopers who can’t stop getting into shenanigans.
Lowe comes into the role fresh off his recent ‘Roast’ special for Comedy Central (which really turned into a roast of conservative pundit Ann Coulter) and an acclaimed run with NBC’s ‘Parks & Recreation’. Lowe’s character in ‘ST2’ will be “Guy Le Franc, a former hockey player and the current mayor of a Quebec Canadian border town.” He’s going stay active in TV with a role on CBS’s ‘Code Black’ which has Season 2 coming soon.
Check out this short trailer Broken Lizard made for their IndieGoGo campaign. Beware NSFW language….