Marlon Brando to Scare Up Rare Comic Performance in 'Scary Movie 2'; Joins Ensemble Cast

Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from Dimension Films

    NEW YORK, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- In an unprecedented move, Dimension
 Films has landed movie icon Marlon Brando in a wild, comedic turn.  He will
 join the offbeat comic genius of Keenen Ivory Wayans, brothers Shawn and
 Marlon Wayans in their reprisal "Scary Movie 2."  Dimension Films co-chairman
 Bob Weinstein announced today that Brando ("The Godfather," "Apocalypse Now,"
 "Streetcar Named Desire") will join the ensemble cast of "Scary Movie 2,"
 marking the actor's first appearance in a flat-out comic role.  Brando, after
 meeting with Ivory Wayans found a kinship in their brand of comedy.  The
 always top secret plot only gives hint that Brando will play a priest who
 performs a supernatural exorcism.
     "Scary Movie 2" reunites the creative team behind "Scary Movie," the
 highest grossing film in Miramax / Dimension history, including director
 Keenen Ivory Wayans and Shawn and Marlon Wayans, who wrote and are starring in
 the film.
     Brando will join the ensemble cast of Anna Faris ("Scary Movie"),
 Regina Hall ("Scary Movie"), Tori Spelling ("Beverly Hills, 90210"),
 Kathleen Robertson ("Beverly Hills, 90210"), Andy Richter ("The Guest,"
 "The Conan O'Brien Show"), Christopher Masterson ("Malcolm in the Middle"),
 Chris Elliot ("Something About Mary,"), Tim Curry ("Rocky Horror Picture
 Show"), David Cross ("Chain of Fools"), Natasha Lyonne ("Kate & Leopold,"
 "American Pie"), Richard Moll ("But I'm a Cheerleader," "Night Court"), as
 previously announced.
     "Scary Movie 2" is currently in production and will be released nationally
 on July 4, 2001.  Eric L. Gold has returned as producer.  Lisa Blum is serving
 as co-executive producer.
     Peter Schwerin, vp of production and development, is overseeing the
 project for the film company.
     Brad Weston, co-head of production, negotiated the deal on behalf of
 Dimension.
 
     For further information, please contact Elizabeth Clark of Dimension
 Films, 212-625-5070.
 
 

SOURCE Dimension Films
    NEW YORK, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- In an unprecedented move, Dimension
 Films has landed movie icon Marlon Brando in a wild, comedic turn.  He will
 join the offbeat comic genius of Keenen Ivory Wayans, brothers Shawn and
 Marlon Wayans in their reprisal "Scary Movie 2."  Dimension Films co-chairman
 Bob Weinstein announced today that Brando ("The Godfather," "Apocalypse Now,"
 "Streetcar Named Desire") will join the ensemble cast of "Scary Movie 2,"
 marking the actor's first appearance in a flat-out comic role.  Brando, after
 meeting with Ivory Wayans found a kinship in their brand of comedy.  The
 always top secret plot only gives hint that Brando will play a priest who
 performs a supernatural exorcism.
     "Scary Movie 2" reunites the creative team behind "Scary Movie," the
 highest grossing film in Miramax / Dimension history, including director
 Keenen Ivory Wayans and Shawn and Marlon Wayans, who wrote and are starring in
 the film.
     Brando will join the ensemble cast of Anna Faris ("Scary Movie"),
 Regina Hall ("Scary Movie"), Tori Spelling ("Beverly Hills, 90210"),
 Kathleen Robertson ("Beverly Hills, 90210"), Andy Richter ("The Guest,"
 "The Conan O'Brien Show"), Christopher Masterson ("Malcolm in the Middle"),
 Chris Elliot ("Something About Mary,"), Tim Curry ("Rocky Horror Picture
 Show"), David Cross ("Chain of Fools"), Natasha Lyonne ("Kate & Leopold,"
 "American Pie"), Richard Moll ("But I'm a Cheerleader," "Night Court"), as
 previously announced.
     "Scary Movie 2" is currently in production and will be released nationally
 on July 4, 2001.  Eric L. Gold has returned as producer.  Lisa Blum is serving
 as co-executive producer.
     Peter Schwerin, vp of production and development, is overseeing the
 project for the film company.
     Brad Weston, co-head of production, negotiated the deal on behalf of
 Dimension.
 
     For further information, please contact Elizabeth Clark of Dimension
 Films, 212-625-5070.
 
 SOURCE  Dimension Films