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    CANNES, France (AP) — One of the most memorable lines — and Rob Reiner’s personal favorite — of “This Is Spinal Tap” goes: “There’s a fine line between stupid and clever.” You could say the same thing about the classic 1984 mockumentary. It could have so easily not panned out. No one in Hollywood thought it was a good idea. It was saved by Norman Lear who, after Reiner made his pitch and departed, is said to have turned to the executives in the room and announced: “Who’s going to tell him he can’t do it?” The movie, itself, has no script, just a four-page outline. It was almost entirely improvised. Reiner’s first cut of the film was seven hours long. Even the jokes they did have planned — like the infamous “these amps goes to 11” scene — were filmed off-the-cuff. “Quick!” Reiner recalls shouting. “Make an amp with an extra number on it!” But what teetered so close to never panning out in the first place, has of course become one of the most beloved comedies...
    Getty Christopher Guest, Harry Shearer, Michael McKean, and Rob Reiner at 'This Is Spinal Tap' event in 2019. It will be warp 10 and amps turned up to 11 thanks to the news that “Spinal Tap II” is officially happening. According to Deadline, actor-director Rob Reiner is reuniting with Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, and Harry Shearer for a sequel to the classic mockumentary, “This Is Spinal Tap,” which was released in 1984. Reiner will once again direct and play director Marty DiBerg, while McKean, Shearer, and Guest will reprise their respective roles as British rockers David St. Hubbins, Derek Smalls, and Nigel Tufnel.The “Spinal Tap” universe — which went on to include live concerts by the fictional band, as well as music videos — is loaded with “Star Trek” connections direct and indirect. Among the direct connections, McKean, according to Memory Alpha, guest-starred as The Clown in “The Thaw,” a second-season episode of “Star Trek: Voyager.” The site notes that “The Clown was the holographic manifestation of the fears of five individuals who were part of a linked...
    THIS is Spinal Tap was a hit when it was first released in 1984. Producers hope to achieve similar success with the release of the sequel. 2Movie cover for This Is Spinal Tap (1984) When is the release date of This is Spinal Tap sequel? The original debut of This is Spinal Tap sequel was released in 1984. However, the sequel is said to be released on the 40th anniversary of the original, on March 19, 2024. Discussing release plans for the sequel, the film's director, Rob Reiner, told Deadline: "The plan is to do a sequel that comes out on the 40th anniversary of the original film and I can tell you hardly a day goes by without someone saying, why don't you do another one?" READ MORE ON THE US SUNFILM SET TRAGEDY Did Alec Baldwin pull the trigger in Rust set shooting?FAMILY GRIEF Meet cinematographer Halyna Hutchins' husband, Matthew He concluded: "For so many years, we said, 'Nah'. It wasn't until we come up with the right idea of how to do this. You don't want to...
    It’s Spinal Tap II, a sequel to the 1984 comedy This Is Spinal Tap, is set to hit the silver screen in 2024, with Rob Reiner returning to the director's chair. The sequel to the cult classic mockumentary will reunite the original stars of the film, Harry Shearer, Christopher Guest and Michael McKean. The movie will be the first release from Castle Rock Entertainment's revived film division, Deadline reported on Thursday. The latest: It’s Spinal Tap II, a sequel to the 1984 comedy This Is Spinal Tap, is set to hit the silver screen in 2024, with Rob Reiner returning to the director's chair. (L-R) Harry Shearer, Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Reiner were seen in a still from the original film  The premise of the film follows the faux English heavy metal trio of Derek Smalls (Shearer), Nigel Tufnel (Guest) and David St. Hubbins (McKean), with Reiner reprising his role as filmmaker Marty DiBergi. Reiner, 75, told Deadline that there has been demand for the sequel for years, but it wasn't until he, Shearer, Guest and McKean conceived a strong...
    Spinal Tap is going to need a bigger amp—one that goes to 12, maybe. The band is getting back together for a sequel to This Is Spinal Tap, Deadline reports, with the entire original troupe set to return for more rockstar antics. That is, if they can find their way to the stage this time around. Spinal Tap II will feature OG stars David St. Hubbins (Michael McKean), Nigel Tufnel (Christopher Guest), and Derek Smalls (Harry Shearer), with Rob Reiner also set as the film’s director. In the first movie, Reiner also plays a part in the film as the mockumentary creator Marty DiBergi, a role he’ll revise in this sequel. “The plan is to do a sequel that comes out on the 40th anniversary of the original film and I can tell you hardly a day goes by without someone saying, why don’t you do another one?” Reiner told Deadline about his vision for the sequel. “For so many years, we said, ‘nah.’ It wasn’t until we came up with the right idea how to do this. You don’t...
    Ric Parnell, a real drummer best known for playing in a fake band, the one chronicled in Rob Reiner’s fabled 1984 mockumentary, “This Is Spinal Tap,” died May 1 in Missoula, Montana, where he had lived for some two decades. He was 70. His partner, McKenzie Sweeney, confirmed the death. She said a blood clot in his lungs led to organ failure. Parnell had been in several bands, including British prog-rock outfit Atomic Rooster, when he auditioned for “This Is Spinal Tap,” a deadpan sendup of rock clichés, and got the role of the drummer, Mick Shrimpton. The central band members, though, weren’t primarily musicians, though they had musical ability; they were comic actors — Michael McKean, Christopher Guest and Harry Shearer. Reiner played the role of Marty DiBergi, a documentarian recording what turns out to be a disastrous tour by Spinal Tap, a heavy metal band that is past its prime and poorly managed. McKean said Parnell fit in seamlessly. “He looked perfect, all hair and cheekbones, but he also got the joke and knew to play the reality...
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    TONY Hendra, star of This is Spinal Tap, has died at age 79. The actor and satirist had been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) back in 2019. 1Tony Hendra died on Thursday His wife confirmed that he passed from the disease, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, on Thursday in New York. Hendra began his career in comedy back in the 1960s. Originally from England, he spend the majority of his life living and working in the United States. Most read in NewsBIG GRAPPLETrump fans clash with Antifa & BLM after unfurling huge flag of 'demon' PelosiSPRING BRAKEBeach hot-spot BANS Spring Breakers as under-23s are barred amid Covid fearsBREAK POINTFlorida beaches fill with Spring Breakers sparking fears of deadly Covid spikeroll on summerNew Covid strains WON'T stop UK returning to normal for summer, expert saysPORN ULTIMATUMUS porn star sparks fury in Tehran after stripping off in Iranian music vidSTRIKE OUTBiden wants to curb his OWN power to launch attacks after airstrike 'killed 22'
    More On: this is spinal tap ‘This is Spinal Tap’ creators, UMG strike deal on soundtrack rights ‘Spinal Tap’ creators fire back at current owners in court ‘Spinal Tap’ owners attempt to get creators’ $400M suit tossed ‘Spinal Tap’ star says he was cheated out of royalties in $125M suit Tony Hendra — the British humorist best known as the “This is Spinal Tap” manager who blunderingly shrunk Stonehenge — died Thursday of Lou Gehrig’s disease in Yonkers, NY. He was 79, and had battled the illness, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, since 2019. “A brilliant satirist,” the iconic 1984 mockumentary’s director, Rob Reiner, tweeted in memorializing Hendra’s death. Hendra got his start in the early 1960s as a member of the Cambridge University Footlights review, appearing on stage with future Monty Python stars John Cleese and Graham Chapman. He moved to the U.S. in 1964 and — with his comedy partner Nick Ullett — opened for the legendary Lenny Bruce in Greenwich Village. Carla and Tony Hendra in 2017. Patrick McMullan/Getty Images Hendra was most prolific...
    Unlike some of his buddies, Harry Shearer—best known as the man of a thousand voices in The Simpsons and as heavy metal bass guitarist Derek Smalls in the iconic mockumentary This Is Spinal Tap—doesn’t seethe with rage at the maddening presidency of Donald J. Trump. “I have to say that I don’t feel as emotionally wrought about it as many of my friends because I get a safety valve to blow off some of that emotion in being able to satirize him on a weekly basis,” Shearer told The Daily Beast from his vintage house in New Orleans’ historic French Quarter. “I know friends who can’t do that, they don’t have that outlet, and they end up getting kicked off Facebook for expressing how they really feel.” Shearer has been lampooning Trump at least since 2017 in a recurring feature, “The Appresidentice”—to say nothing of mocking seven other presidents dating back to Richard Nixon every week for the past 37 years—on his public radio program Le Show. Along with a live HBO special years ago in which he caricatured Ronald...
    Rob Reiner announced that the cast of one of his most beloved comedies is getting back together for a reunion special to benefit Pennsylvania Democrats. The director announced over the weekend that the cast of the 1984 comedy “This Is Spinal Tap” is reuniting for a special virtual reunion to support candidates running in the battleground state as well as Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. “Announcing today: “This Is Spinal Tap” cast is reuniting to benefit the Democratic Party of Pennsylvania. Join me, Christopher Guest, Harry Shearer and Michael McKean on Oct.14 for a virtual reunion and help @PADems #TakeItToEleven,” Reiner tweeted, with the hashtag referencing one of the most iconic lines from the film. ROB REINER CALLS A VOTE FOR TRUMP 'A VOTE FOR DEATH' IN LATEST TWITTER REBUKE For those unfamiliar, “This Is Spinal Tap” tells the story of a filmmaker following a British rock band that prides itself on putting on the loudest show possible as they embark on what turns out to be a very fateful tour. One of the most memorable moments occurs when one band...
    Rob Reiner will take a break from rage-tweeting about President Donald Trump to bring the band back together and help flip Pennsylvania in favor of Joe Biden. The cast of the popular 1984 rock music mockumentary This Is Spinal Tap will reunite on October 14 for a virtual fundraiser to benefit Pennsylvania Democrats.  Reiner will team up with Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, and Harry Shearer to reminisce about the making of the movie, with anti-Trump comedian Patton Oswalt serving as moderator. “Every dollar raised goes directly towards ending Trumpism by winning Pennsylvania,” the official invitation reads. Announcing today: “This Is Spinal Tap” cast is reuniting to benefit the Democratic Party of Pennsylvania. Join me, Christopher Guest, Harry Shearer and Michael McKean on Oct.14 for a virtual reunion and help @PADems #TakeItToEleven https://t.co/Fw1FuzA89J — Rob Reiner (@robreiner) October 2, 2020 President Donald Trump won Pennsylvania in 2016 by a slim margin of just over 44,000 votes. Christopher Guest, from left, Harry Shearer, Michael McKean and Rob Reiner attend the 35th anniversary screening for “This is Spinal Tap” during the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A settlement has been reached in a long-running dispute between the creators of “This Is Spinal Tap” and Vivendi SA, which owns the rights to the cult mockumentary, according to court records obtained Tuesday. After nearly four years in federal court, comedian-actor Harry Shearer and company have managed to come to an agreement with Vivendi and its StudioCanal movie division, attorneys said in court papers. In 2016, Shearer sued the French conglomerate saying the company manipulated financial information about the film and spinoffs to underpay royalties. “Spinal Tap” co-creators, Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Rob Reiner, subsequently joined as co-plaintiffs. The suit sought a minimum of $400 million in damages for the film’s creators. Financial details of the settlement were not disclosed, according to the joint status report filed Friday. Over the past several months, the parties have had more than a dozen settlement conferences with a federal magistrate judge, court documents showed. Another status report is expected to be filed next month. Shearer, who co-created the 1984 film that follows the exploits of the fictional...
    We hope this leads to a sequel. Harry Shearer, Rob Reiner, Christopher Guest and Michael McKean of “This Is Spinal Tap” have reached a settlement with Vivendi and its subsidiary StudioCanal. The creators sued the studios in 2016 for $400 million alleging fraud and claiming they’d been stiffed on proceeds. The Hollywood Reporter said both sides are “restructuring the parties’ relationship and modifying contracts pertaining to the picture’s distribution.” The settlement talks included the rights to “Spinal Tap,” as well as financial compensation. The film’s creative team had alleged they’d been paid a comical $81 in merchandising income, and $98 in musical sales.
    We hope this leads to a sequel. Harry Shearer, Rob Reiner, Christopher Guest and Michael McKean of “This Is Spinal Tap” have reached a settlement with Vivendi and its subsidiary StudioCanal. The creators sued the studios in 2016 for $400 million alleging fraud and claiming they’d been stiffed on proceeds. The Hollywood Reporter said both sides are “restructuring the parties’ relationship and modifying contracts pertaining to the picture’s distribution.” The settlement talks included the rights to “Spinal Tap,” as well as financial compensation. The film’s creative team had alleged they’d been paid a comical $81 in merchandising income, and $98 in musical sales. Filed under celebrity lawsuits ,  movies ,  9/21/20
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