Shooting wraps on Til Schweiger’s Class Reunion 2.0 - The Wedding
- The German star’s new directorial effort is the sequel to Class Reunion 1.0
Best known to international audiences for playing Sergeant Hugo Stiglitz in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds [+see also:
film profile], German actor-filmmaker Til Schweiger, who in his native country enjoys superstardom status, finished shooting his new directorial effort last week. Entitled Class Reunion 2.0 - The Wedding, the new comedy is a sequel to his movie Class Reunion 1.0 - The Incredible Journey of the Silver Backs [+see also:
film profile], which attracted more than 1.1 million viewers in 2018. As a reminder, Schweiger also directed last year’s box-office flop Head Full of Honey [+see also:
film profile], an English-language remake of his German-language film of the same name from 2014.
Class Reunion 2.0 will follow the main characters from Class Reunion 1.0 as they face a series of new challenges. Shortly after the class reunion, the lives of Thomas (Til Schweiger himself), Nils (Samuel Finzi) and Andreas (Milan Peschel), three former schoolmates on the verge of turning 50, seem as disorderly as ever. Thomas wants to settle down and get married, Nils is trying to get over the fact that his wife cheated on him, and Andreas dreams of finally finding his soulmate. After some off-key speed dates, a disastrous stag party and a funeral, the three men come to realise what is actually important in life: family, friendship and love.
As for the cast, actresses Lilli Schweiger, Stefanie Stappenbeck, Katharina Schüttler and Jeanette Hain will reprise their roles from Class Reunion 1.0, while a string of newcomers to the Class Reunion films are also on board. Among them are Bianca Nawrath, Alessandro Schuster and Timur Bartels as well as twins Daniela Reichert and Melanie Reichert.
Backed by the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) and Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA), Class Reunion 2.0 - The Wedding was shot between 7 May and 4 July in Berlin and Brandenburg, and is intended to be the second part in a trilogy. The movie is being produced by Barefoot Films and Warner Bros Film Productions Germany together with Erfttal Film- & Fernsehproduktion and Seven Pictures. The German release will be handled by Warner Bros Entertainment Germany and is scheduled for 23 January 2020.
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