Paramount is developing a sequel to 2005’s Four Brothers, which grossed $74 million domestically. And get this, it’s going to be called Five Brothers. Apparently, the suits at Paramount must have forgotten the original entirely as not all four brothers made it out alive. So I guess they’re adding two new brothers?
In John Singleton’s film Four Brothers, four adopted siblings (Wahlberg, Tyrese Gibson, Andre Benjamin, and Garret Hedlund) come together to avenge their mother’s death in what at first appears to be a random robbery.
Seems pretty cut and dry to me, and I doubt there’s that much material to be mined after avenging the death of a loved one. Maybe that’s why plot details are being kept under wraps. Except for Wahlberg (who came up with the story idea with original writers David Elliot and Paul Lovett), it is unclear if any of the other actors will return. Those who have seen Four Brothers know at least one of the principal leads won’t be in the sequel. Considering that directors and producers aren’t banging down the doors of Tyrese and Andre Benjamin, I’m sure they’ll be more than happy to join the cast.
Honestly, I can barely remember Four Brothers so I did a quick search to refresh my memory of the supporting cast. Wow. Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson and Chiwetel Ejiofor were in this? And so was Sports Night‘s Josh Charles? I remember it had the tone of a western (see John Wayne’s The Sons of Katie Elder) in a urban setting. I may just have to watch this one again.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Tags: Garrett Hedlund, Mark Wahlberg, Sequel, Tyrese Gibson