Netflix announced today they would be bringing back Kevin Spacey for a reboot of Bill Murry’s classic 80’s comedy Meatballs. Though there was a Meatballs II, this will be a direct reboot of the first movie with Spacey picking up Murry’s role as Tripper Harrison.
Netflix will begin shooting this summer at a remote Boy’s Scout’s camp in New Hampshire. Netflix director Richard Rana said the production not only will bring jobs to the area, but they would also use some of the locals as extras. Rana said he had heard personally for Kevin Spacey, who said he was very excited to start working with some of the Boy Scouts.
Netflix is looking for a Christmas season releases for the movie with a limited opening on 100 screens nationwide before it’s opening on the streaming platform. Meatballs is part of a four-film deal Spacey’s team announced today with Netflix.
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