More Cast Members Announced For Star-Studded 'Dundee' Superbowl Commercial
It's been 32 long years since the masterpiece that is Crocodile Dundee first hit screens around the world, but finally we're in for a new installment. However, this time around there are a few changes - perhaps the biggest of all being that it's likely to not actually be a real film, but a star-studded Superbowl commercial promoting tourism in Australia. And nope, that doesn't make it any less entertaining.
For Dundee: The Son Of A Legend, big names including Danny McBride, Chris Hemsworth and Hugh Jackman had already been announced as cast members, but now even more A-list names have been revealed.
Margot Robbie, Russell Crowe, Isla Fisher, Ruby Rose, Liam Hemsworth, Jessica Mauboy and Luke Bracey will be appearing in the 'film', as Mick Dundee's loud-mouthed American son (McBride, obviously) searches for his dad who is missing in the outback.
The short is produced by Rimfire Films - the company responsible for the original Crocodile Dundee films - and the plot is definitely worthy of a feature length film of its own.
City boy Brian Dundee is forced to embrace his Aussie roots as he embarks on a quest in the land down under to find his dad, and live up to his name in the process. He's got no idea what he's doing, but he'll be damned if that's going to stop him going in all guns blazing anyway.
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Meanwhile, Russell Crowe fills the place of the film's villain, in the form of J.P. Steele, a sinister newspaper magnate who warns that 'Dundee is gonna learn who the most dangerous animal in Australia is - it's me'.
If predictions are to be believed, it could be one of Tourism Australia's most expensive adverts ever.
The Daily Mail reported that a highly-sought after commercial slot during the game would cost around AUD$6.23 million (£3.56m).
That would equate to a cost for Australian taxpayers of AUD$207,000 (£118,400) per second for a 30-second slot during the highly-viewed broadcast.
When you add filming, casting (that one definitely can't have come cheap), location and production costs onto that you're looking at a seriously expensive advert. Worth every penny as far as we're concerned.
Still, we'll have to wait until the Superbowl next week for the full thing to be revealed. Who knows, we may even see Paul Hogan himself make a return to the screen. Can you imagine?
We live in hope.
Featured Image Credit: Rimfire films