Rounders Sequel to be Made
Agreement between Miramax and TWC will see Sequel to Poker Classic
This past Thursday, Miramax and The Weinstein Company announced an agreement to create sequels to some of Miramax’s properties. The deal includes the long anticipated sequel to the cult classic Rounders, according to a press release on Miramax’s website.
Harvey and Bob Weinstein left Miramax — the company they had founded in 1979 — and its parent corporation Disney to found The Weinstein Company in 2005. After a failed attempt to reacquire Miramax, the brothers have settled on the agreement to produce as many as ten new projects.
In addition to the Rounders sequel, the first set of new films will include follow-ups to Bad Santa and Shakespeare in Love. A third Clerks film is a possibility.
“We are very close to these films and the new management of Miramax also feels that we are in the best position to create sequels that are at once worthy and compelling in their own right,” Harvey and Bob Weinstein wrote in the press release. “We look forward to working with Mike Lang [CEO of Miramax] and his team on getting these films into production as soon as possible, and extending our partnership in the years ahead.”
There has been no official word regarding the cast or script for the film. However, the intention is to retain Matt Damon, who starred as the film’s protagonist Mike McDermott, as well as the other key actors. The original film ended with McDermott heading to the World Series of Poker.
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