Danny McBride to play Crocodile Dundee's son in new movie

"Dundee: The Son of A Legend Returns Home," the fourth film in the $600 million "Crocodile Dundee" franchise, will star Danny McBride as Brian Dundee, the son no one knew Mick Dundee had. (Shutterstock)
Updated 20 January 2018
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Danny McBride to play Crocodile Dundee's son in new movie

LOS ANGELES: More than 30 years after Mick "Crocodile" Dundee delighted audiences by wrestling wild animals and facing down New York muggers with his massive knife, a reboot is in the works.
"Dundee: The Son of A Legend Returns Home," the fourth film in the $600 million "Crocodile Dundee" franchise, will star Danny McBride as Brian Dundee, the son no one knew Mick Dundee had.
"I'm not going to lie to you, to be a real Crocodile Dundee, I think 95 percent of it is the vest and then five percent is just being able to not fall down and stay on your feet," said McBride in a statement released by Australian production house Rimfire Films.
The company, which produced the original film and its first sequel, said the movie was slated for release in the summer.
Paul Hogan, who co-founded Rimfire, became a global box office sensation in 1986 as Dundee, the atavistic Outback hillbilly with the iconic Akubra hat, in what remains the most commercially successful Australian feature ever.
"'Crocodile Dundee' is a film that has stood the test of time. It was a defining moment in my life and one of my proudest accomplishments," said Hogan.
"Throughout the past few years, I've been thinking about how to bring Dundee to a new generation. I'm excited to introduce the new Crocodile Dundee to the world and look forward to sharing more news about those involved very soon."


US bishop at royal wedding thought invitation was a prank

Updated 22 May 2018
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US bishop at royal wedding thought invitation was a prank

LONDON: The American bishop whose sermon caused a stir at the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle thought the invitation was a prank.
Rev. Michael Curry told ITV that he thought “somebody was doing an April Fools’ joke on me.”
Curry’s sermon, entitled “The Power of Love,” was one of the most discussed moments during Saturday’s wedding.
But Curry says Tuesday he “had no idea” his speech had caused such a stir and that he sat down and thought — “I hope that was OK.”
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, as the couple are now known, will attend their first royal engagement as a married couple Tuesday at a Buckingham Palace party marking Prince Charles’ 70th birthday.