Film director Rob Reiner has revealed that Paul McCartney, Elton John and Garth Brooks will be among the cast when the long-awaited sequel to the classic This Is Spinal Tap hits the big screen. The hotly anticipated new movie will start filming in February 2024, Reiner said.
The mockumentary, as yet untitled, will see original actors Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer reprising their roles as Nigel Tufnel, David St Hubbins and Derek Smalls respectively. Reiner, on the other hand, will be back in his original role as mockumentarian Marty DiBergi.
During an appearance on the RHLSTP With Richard Herring podcast this week, Reiner commented:”We’re making a sequel. We’re going to start shooting in the end of February, and everybody is back.”
The sequel will tell the story of Spinal Tap’s bitter reunion as they reunite to play a contractually obligated show following the death of their long-suffering manager, Ian Faith – originally played by actor Tony Hendra, who died in March 2021.
In May 2022, Reiner confirmed for the first time that a sequel to This Is Spinal Tap would be made to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 1984 original.