Last week, Kevin Heffernan, who plays the infamous police officer Farva, announced that a fan favorite has returned to the Super Troopers franchise to reprise his hilarious role in the upcoming sequel.
Broken Lizard announced the sequel last year just 14 years after the first film’s release at the 2001 Sundance Festival. The crew revealed that the movie would only be made IF the Indiegogo campaign completely raised $2 million. Within only a couple of hours, the project captured $1.3 million and then on day two was completely funded. By the end of its time on the global crowdfunding platform, the funding initiative secured $4,560,065.
“We’re still on track to resume and finish our ST2 shooting when the snow clears this spring in the Northeast. In the meantime we’re doing our best to keep our mustaches bushy. We’re eager to get back to it because we’re excited about what we’ve shot so far. Many great things happened during our shoot but I wanted to share one in particular that I know you’ll be happy to hear and that was… reuniting with our Captain, Brian Cox.”
While discussing his past experience with Cox, Kevin revealed:
“I hadn’t seen Brian in many years, probably since around when we shot the first SUPER TROOPERS. When I say that, I mean I hadn’t seen him “in person” because he’s been in pretty much every movie in Hollywood since then. It’s always fun to watch him, knowing that the guy from Deadwood was the guy who wanted to take me outside and beat me with a rubber hose, or that King Agamemnon from Troy was none other than my Denim Dan in a Canadian Tuxedo.
“But seeing him bring O’Hagan to life again after all these years was particularly awesome. We shot two scenes with him. Before the shoot, in his absence, we’d rehearse the scenes with each of us playing his part in rehearsal. So we kind of got set in our ways on how it was going to go. But when he stepped on set, it was a whole different ball game.
“Sometimes you forget what it’s like to be in the presence of a true pro. From the first take, he hit it out of the park. He was hysterical. He jumped into it effortlessly with an amazing energy. I can’t tell you how fun it was to see O’Hagan come to life again.
“Of course, in addition to his acting, it was a pleasure to see him again as a person. Despite not having seen him in 10 years and all the prolific work he’s done since then, he was quick to remember facts about a family member or things about us. We definitely re-connected with an old friend.”
He went on to add:
“We’ll have many more scenes to shoot with him this year, but I just wanted share this with you guys. I know you’re all gonna love him as much as we did, so thanks for making that happen.”
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