Now that Ferris Bueller’s Day Off II has been teased it makes us wonder who besides Matthew Broderick will be returning to the cast. This ensemble cast of brat pack wannabes and B character actors have had a fairly nefarious 23 years since Ferris played sick.
Mia Sara who played Ferris’ love interest Sloane Peterson is still sporadically working. If there is a role in the flick for her I could not see her turning it down. Alan Ruck who played Ferris” best friend and later appeared as Stuart Bondek on Spin City, turns nothing down. I don’t think there is a TV drama Ruck hasn’t done a stint on. Where this gets dicey is will Jennifer Grey reprise her role as Ferris’ s sister Jeanne Bueller?
Jennifer Grey and Matthew Brodrick dated for a while in the 80s. That was until he almost killed her! In August 1987, Grey suffered severe whiplash in a car accident in Northern Ireland, while vacationing with Matthew Broderick. Two people died in the accident. No vehicular homicide charges were brought upon the actor, Broderick was convicted of careless driving and fined $175.
One major cast member that will not be in the sequel will be Principal Rooney played by Jeffrey Jones. In the years since Bueller Jeffry Jones has been in the custody of the LAPD…a lot! In 2001, Jones was charged with trafficking marijuana to minors. In 2003, Jones was arrested for soliciting a 14-year-old boy to pose for sexually explicit photographs and possession of child pornography. Jeffrey Jones is now required to register as a sex offender for life. I cant see anyone involved in the production of this movie wanting to be tied to Jones in any way.
The other bad boy from the flick is the always awesome Charlie Sheen. We don’t have to recap Chuck’s past indiscretions, they have all been well documented. In Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Charlie played the juvenile delinquent that picks up Jeanne Bueller in the police station. The storyline would be awesome if Ferris ditches work to hang out with his now brother-in-law Sheen.
This should be a huge payday for all involved yet again…the original film cost 5 million to make and grossed over 70 million dollars. I am guessing is will cost at least 5 million to get Alan Ruck back on the set and maybe 70 million for Broderick, just kidding. Even if they pay Sheen what he made in 1986 (which is very doubtful) Chuck is still working and still winning.