Jillian Bell has joined the cast of ‘Bill & Ted Face the Music’. She will play Dr. Taylor Wood, the families’ couples therapist. Hmmm, sounds like things aren’t so “excellent” in the grown-up lives of the two titular metalheads.
Bell starred in this year’s Sundance hit ‘Brittany Runs a Marathon’, and previously appeared in ’22 Jump Street’, ‘Goosebumps’, ‘The Night Before’, ‘Office Christmas Party’, ‘Fist Fight’, and ‘Rough Night’, and on TV shows such as ‘Eastbound and Down’ and ‘Workaholics’. She also works extensively as a voice actor, including in the upcoming series ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ and ‘Bless the Harts’.
‘Bill & Ted Face the Music’ is now filming, with Dean Parisot directing, with a script from franchise writers Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon. Alex Winter (Bill) and Keanu Reeves (Ted) are returning after nearly 30 years. Hal Landon Jr. returns as Ted’s father, Chet Logan, while William Sadler, who played Death in ‘Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey’, is also back.
Erinn Hayes will portray Ted’s wife, Princess Elizabeth, while Brigette Lundy-Paine plays their daughter Billie. Bill’s wife, Princess Joanna, will be portrayed by Jayma Mays, with Samara Weaving, as their daughter Thea. Beck Bennett portrays Ted’s brother, Deacon, with Anthony Carrigan as the film’s villain, and Kid Cudi a.k.a. Scott Mescudi in a mystery role.
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.
‘Bill & Ted Face the Music’ is due in theaters on August 21, 2020.