Transmission announced today that Paul Hogan starrer “The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee”, directed by Dean Murphy (“Strange Bedfellows”), will hit theaters April 30.
The film sees the “Crocodile Dunee” star playing himself and on the brink of receiving a Knighthood for services to comedy. “Don’t do anything to mess this up”, his manager tells him. However, despite all his best efforts, the next 6 weeks sees his name and reputation hilariously destroyed.
Joining Paul is UK comedy legend John Cleese, US comedy legend Chevy Chase, the much loved Olivia Newton-John, Aussie favourites Shane Jacobson, Julia Morris, Rachael Carpani, comedy star Jim Jefferies, Reggie VelJohnson (who appeared opposite Hogan in the original “Crocodile Dundee”), and Wayne Knight.
A quick look at IMDB and we see Liam Hemsworth, Kerry Armstrong, Costas Mandylor, Luke Bracey and Jim Jeffries are also onboard.
Murphy, who co-wrote the script with Robert Mond, is also producing, alongside Nigel Odell.
“The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee sees Australia’s favourite larrikin Hoges joined on the big screen by true legends of comedy – what’s not to love? Paul Hogan is an Australian icon, and we’re delighted to continue our association with this living legend,” said Transmission Films Joint Managing Directors Andrew Mackie and Richard Payten.
“Audiences always have a great time with Paul when he’s on screen, but this film is particularly special. People ask what’s true and what’s not… What I do know is fact is certainly funnier than fiction!” said Director Dean Murphy.