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Paul McCartney and Elton John to appear in Spinal Tap sequel

Paul McCartney and Elton John will appear in the sequel to cult mockumentary This Is Spinal for which filming is due to get underway early next year it has been revealed

Rob Riner director of the original 1984 release as well as the sequel was speaking to comedian Richard Herring on the latter’s rhlstp Richard herring’s leester Square

Theater podcast Riner told Herring after the latter expressed his admiration for this as spinal T that everybody’s back for the and that filming would begin at the end of

February Riner also said that Paul McCartney is joining us and Elton John along with country music star G Brooks news of plans to make a spinal tap sequel broke in May 2022 when the project was shopped at the Can Film

Festival International Market the original film’s main cast of Michael McKean Harry Sheerer and Christopher Guest are due to return although Tony Hendra who played cricket bat-wielding manager Ian Faith died in 2021 the plot will reportedly Center on

Faith’s death after which his widow inherits a contract that requires the band to do one last concert Riner is also due to return in the character of filmmaker Marty Degie a figure supposedly based on Martin Scorsese

Who had directed the celebrated music documentary The Last Walts in 1976 in the podcast Riner also talked about this as spinal tap’s remarkable afterlife culminating in selection for the National Film Registry in 2002 after its initially unfavorable reception on

it’s the first release to wind up in the National Film Registry that’s bizarre Riner said we previewed it in a theater in Dallas Texas and the people didn’t know what the heck they were looking at

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