It seems lately that actor/director Edward Burns just can’t shake the familiar feeling of his home, but for good reason. With his Catholic-family-from-Long-Island holiday film already underway, Burns is currently planning a sequel to his 1995 hit The Brothers McMullen.
Burns, who’s seen success in front of the camera in Saving Private Ryan and his latest film, Newlyweds, told IAmRogue (via Movies.com) that he’s “started to outline the sequel to McMullen.” He said that the “twentieth anniversary will be in 2015, so my goal is to shoot it at the end of next year to have it ready in time.” He also stated that he was “inspired by what Kevin Smith did with Clerks.” (Clerks II, presumably.)
For those unfamiliar with the original — it told the story of three Irish Catholic brothers from Long Island, who struggle to deal with love, marriage, and infidelity. Burns, Michael McGlone (The Bone Collector) and Jack Mulcahy (Porky’s) played the brothers, with Connie Britton cast as Mulcahy‘s wife. The film originally premiered at Sundance back in 1995, going on to gross over $10 million at the box office. Since Burns is still writing away, there’s no official synopsis as of yet, but, maybe Burns will follow in his past footsteps and have The Brothers McMullen 2 premiere at Sundance 2015.
Are you a Brothers McMullen fan? If so, are you happy to hear this sequel news?
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