It’s a girl, for Bill & Ted… two of ’em! Brigette Lundy-Paine and Samara Weaving have been cast as Billie Logan and Thea Preston, the daughters of Keanu Reeves’ Ted “Theodore” Logan and Alex Winter’s Bill S. Preston Esq, in the upcoming ‘Bill & Ted Face The Music’. (Billie and Thea, get it?)
In a statement, producer Scott Kroopf said:
“When we saw Samara and Brigette together, it was like déjà vu. It was exactly the way we felt when we first saw Keanu and Alex. We are so thrilled to have this funny and unique pair join the Bill and Ted team!”
Here is the movie’s synopsis:
Following 1989’s “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure” and 1991’s “Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey,” the stakes are higher than ever for William “Bill” S. Preston Esq. (Winter) and Ted “Theodore” Logan (Reeves). Yet to fulfill their rock and roll destiny, the now middle-aged best friends set out on a new adventure, when a visitor from the future warns them that only their song can save life as we know it and bring harmony to the universe. Along the way, they will be helped by their families, old friends and a few music legends.
As Reeves previously discussed the role of the children in this sequel:
“I’m sure they can’t help but have a bit of their mothers and fathers in them. So we’ll see how that expresses itself.”
Original ‘Bill & Ted’ creators Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon penned the screenplay, while Dean Parisot is attached to direct. William Sadler will return as Death.
Lundy-Paine co-starred on the Netflix series ‘Atypical’, and has appeared in the films ‘Action Point’, ‘Downsizing’ and ‘The Glass Castle’.
Weaving co-starred on Showtime’s ‘SMILF’, and in the miniseries ‘Picnic at Hanging Rock. She has also appeared in the films ‘The Babysitter’, ‘Monster Trucks’, and the Academy Award-winning ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’.
Hailing from Orion Pictures, ‘Bill & Ted Face the Music’ will face audiences on August 21, 2020.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter