Spinal Tap and Rob Reiner Reunite for ‘This Is Spinal Tap’ Sequel

Heavy metal’s original satirical demigods Spinal Tap will reunite with director Rob Reiner for a sequel to their 1984 classic, This is Spinal Tap

Along with Reiner returning as director — and as in-film documentary filmmaker, Marty DiBergi — Michael McKean, Harry Shearer and Christopher Guest will reprise their roles as bandmates David St. Hubbins, Derek Smalls and Nigel Tufnel. There’s no word yet on which actor (or actors) will be lining up to fill the eternally doomed role of Spinal Tap’s drummer.

Exact plot details for the sequel were not given, although Reiner, McKean, Shearer and Guest will make up the story together. Reiner did, however, provide a small hint as to what might be in store.

“When it was announced that Spinal Tap would be reuniting for one last concert, Marty DeBergi saw this as an opportunity to make amends with the band that This is Spinal Tap like an ax job,” Reiner joked in a statement. “So he left his position as a visiting teaching assistant at the Ed Wood School of Cinematic Arts to pursue film history.”

To celebrate the news of the sequel, This is Spinal Tap will also receive a special screening at the Cannes Film Festival this year. The film will be screened on May 18 as part of the sidebar of Cinema de la Plage.

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