Aussie film legend Paul Hogan is set to revive one of his most memorable charactersâ€¦ er, the one without the big knife.
In Australia this week to promote the sweet father-and-son comedy, â€œCharlie & Bootsâ€, Hogan said heâ€™s hoping his co-star Shane Jacobson will join him in a â€˜Leo Wankerâ€™ film. Wanker, of course, being one of Hoganâ€™s most memorable characters from his 70s TV series – an inept daredevil stuntman.
Speaking to The Age, Hogan said he liked the idea of incorporating his experience dealing with the tax office (theyâ€™ve been investigating him for a few moons now) into the movie.
”We were talking about Leo Wanker & Son – no bullshit! – as a straight-out, fast comedy,” Hogan says.
Hogan has been named as one of a group in connection to a AU$300 million Australian tax fraud investigation called Operation Wickenby, investigating 23 companies for allegedly using overseas companies to hide income.
”I’m a tall poppy,” he says. ”These silly bastards have spent $300 million and they’re under pressure to get some big name and to get some big money. I don’t have the big money, but I have the big name and they’re trying to justify their spend of hundreds of millions in taxpayer money – my f—ing taxpayer money!”
The new film would be called â€œLeo & Leonâ€, with Jacobson playing Wankerâ€™s son.
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