In “The Wrath of Becky,” per the SXSW synopsis, Becky has been “living off the grid for two years,” but she soon “finds herself going toe to toe against Darryl, the leader of a fascist organization, on the eve of an organized attack.”
Lest we forget, “Becky” is the movie that put a swastika on the back of Kevin James’ head. It would be an understatement to say “The King of Queens” star was cast against type as a Neo-Nazi. The first film co-starred Joel McHale, another familiar sitcom face from his “Community” days, and now — to play the aforementioned Darryl — “The Wrath of Becky” has roped in yet another comedic actor, Seann William Scott, known for his role as Stifler in the “American Pie” franchise, among other things.
When asked if there’s another “funny guy” they’d want to cast for “Becky 3,” Lulu Wilson joked, “Don’t say it out loud,” but Matt Angel wasn’t afraid to jinx it: “I’d love to see Neil Patrick Harris,” he said. Considering the fact that we’ve already seen a woman make mincemeat of Harris in “Gone Girl,” that seems like strangely appropriate casting. Suzanne Coote agreed, saying, “That reaction is exactly the director’s Spidey sense about something. Because you’re like, ‘Wait a minute, of course!'”
“The Wrath of Becky” just premiered at South by Southwest and does not have a general release date yet, but we’ll keep you posted.