A sequel to This Is Spinal Tap is set to feature appearances by Paul McCartney, Elton John and Garth Brooks.
Director Rob Reiner has confirmed that the shooting for a sequel to This Is Spinal Tap will begin next year.
“We’re making a sequel,” Reiner told Richard Herring on an episode of his “RHLSTP” podcast. “We’re gonna start shooting at the end of February. And everybody’s back. And Paul McCartney is joining us, and Elton John, and a few other surprises. Garth Brooks.”
This Is Spinal Tap was released in 1984. The film stars Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer as members of the fictional heavy metal band Spinal Tap, who are characterized as “one of England’s loudest bands.”
In May 2022, Reiner announced that he is working on a sequel to the film, which will include him returning to play filmmaker Martin “Marty” DiBergi, and McKean, Shearer, and Guest as the members of Spinal Tap.
“When it was announced that Spinal Tap would reunite for one final concert, Marty DiBergi saw this as a chance to make things right with the band who viewed This Is Spinal Tap as a hatchet job,” Reiner said in a statement announcing the sequel back in May 2022. “So he left his position as visiting adjunct teacher’s assistant at the Ed Wood School of Cinematic Arts in pursuit of film history.”
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