Spinal Tap 2 starts filming……

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Spinal Tap 2 - the greatest mockumentary ever gets a sequel

Possibly the greatest ever mockumentary ever made was 1984’s This is Spinal Tap. Well after talk of a sequel was raised in Cannes so years ago it can now be confirmed that Spinal Tap 2 starts filming in New Orleans, Louisiana, with Rob Reiner directing and Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer all reprising their iconic roles as the legendary heavy metal band, Spinal Tap. Reiner will also return as the documentarian Martin “Marty” DiBergi.

The original film had cameos from a range of famous faces names that included Patrick MacNee, Ed Begley Jr, Dana Carvey, Billy Crystal, Angelica Huston and the late great Fred Willard. Spinal tap 2 will have cameos from music legends Elton John, Paul McCartney, Questlove, Garth Brooks and …um…. Trisha Yearwood. Guest, McKean, Reiner, and Shearer conceived the sequel, which after a 15-year hiatus, has England’s loudest and most punctual band, reuniting for one final concert.

Reiner said “I recently spoke to Marty DiBergi who said that he was more than happy to take a sabbatical from his position as a visiting Professor’s Assistant at the Ed Wood School of Cinematic Arts to once again document Spinal Tap to ensure their place in the pantheon of Rock and Roll.”

This Is Spinal Tap was released to critical acclaim in 1984 and went on to become a cult classic. In 2002, it was deemed “culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant” by the Library of Congress, and was selected for preservation by the National Film Registry.

No release date announced yet but is thought likely to be in summer 2025 or even in the Autumn. Let’s hope that when Spinal Tap 2 starts filming they can turn it up to 11

related feature : Fred Willard – OBITUARY

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