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'SLC Punk!' sequel shooting this summer

6/17/2014
'SLC Punk!' sequel shooting this summer © Sony Pictures Classics / 'SLC Punk' 'SLC Punk!' sequel shooting this summer

By Jeff Sneider
TheWrap

The 1998 cult classic "SLC Punk!" is finally getting a sequel, as "SLC Punk 2: Punk's Dead" is slated to start shooting this June in Salt Lake City, it was announced Tuesday by original writer-director James Merendino.

Original cast members Devon Sawa, Michael Goorjian, Adam Pascal and James Duval will return to reprise their roles of Sean, Heroin Bob, Eddie and John the Mod, respectively.

Additionally, Ben Schnetzer ("Warcraft") will play Heroin Bob's son, Ross, while Machine Gun Kelly will co-star as a character named Crash. The new female leads will be played Hannah Marks ("The Amazing Spider-Man") and Sarah Clarke ("Twilight").

Andrea Kreuzhage is producing the movie, which will feature two surprise cameos that Merendino declined to reveal.

The director is planning to shoot a major concert scene on June 20 that will be funded through Indiegogo, with over 2000 "SLC Punk!" fans expected to attend. Headliners include Screeching Weasel and the Dwarves.

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