Rob Reiner McCartney is gearing up to start shooting the sequel to his 1984 cult music mockumentary, “This is Spinal Tap,” in February. Notably, the filmmaker disclosed on the RHLSTP With Richard Herring podcast that music legends Paul McCartney, Elton John, and Garth Brooks will join the titular fictional music band.
According to Variety, Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, and Harry Shearer will reprise their roles as Spinal Tap members, with Reiner returning as the documentarian Martin “Marty” Di Bergi.
During the podcast, when asked about the key to making a movie with a loose script, Reiner emphasized the importance of having individuals skilled in improvisation. He stated, as quoted by Variety, “The only thing that matters is that you get people who are good at improvising. You have to get people who feel comfortable doing that… then you’re off to the races.”
The sequel to “This Is Spinal Tap” is said to be in the same vein as Martin Scorsese’s 1978 concert film, “The Last Waltz,” focusing on the farewell tour of the Canadian-American rock group The Band. Originally set for release on March 19, 2023, the film faced delays due to unprecedented Hollywood strikes, and a new release date is yet to be announced.