One of the biggest sleeper hits of last year was the edgy comedy Bad Neighbours, (or just Neighbours if you’re reading this Stateside), which starred Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne as new parents who discover to their horror that the neighbours who have moved in next door are a bunch of unruly frat bros, played by Zac Efron, Dave Franco and Christopher Mintze-Plasse.
The film had a budget of £18m and ended up taking a staggering $268m at the box office, so there was never any doubt that a sequel would be fast tracked. It appears pretty much the entire cast from the original will be back on-board for the follow-up and a release date of May 13th, 2016 has already been scheduled.
Screenwriters Andrew Jay Cohen and Brendan O’Brien, who both penned the original, will be responsible for the script and already some plot details have been leaked. Apparently the sequel will this time focus on Rogen and Byrne’s neighbours who take over from the frat boys, as they’ve now left school, who just happen to be wild, drunken sorority sisters. Forced to take action once more the pair enlist Efron, Franco and Co to give them a helping hand in dealing with their new outrageous neighbours.
This sounds like a perfect project for the likes of Rebel Wilson.