After years of rumors, scandal, and mockery, Troy Duffy is finally getting his wish. According to The Hollywood Reporter, he has started filming the sequel to 2000's "The Boondock Saints." And he's got his cast: Sean Patrick Flanery and Norman Reedus will be returning as the Brothers MacManus, Billy Connelly as Poppa M, along with Bob Marley, Brian Mahoney, David Della Rocca, and David Ferry, who will all be reprising their original roles. (Which is odd, because I am pretty sure at least one of those characters died in the original.)
They'll be joined by new characters played by Clifton Collins and Julie Benz. Says an overjoyed Duffy: "It's a joy and a long time coming to be bringing such an enormously talented group of people back together again."
Reportedly titled "Boondock Saints: All Saints Day," the story will pick up some time after the original film, and will find the Brothers MacManus back in Ireland, retired from their vigilante ways, and living off the land. But when they are framed for the murder of a Boston priest, they are forced to return to America and seek retribution. You can expect a lot of guns, splattering blood, flashbacks, and a really loud soundtrack.
Troy Duffy and his quest to get the original "Boondock Saints" made was chronicled in the 2003 documentary "Overnight," which followed the rise and fall of the one-time Hollywood hotshot. Duffy -- a former bouncer/bartender whose deal to make "Saints" for Harvey Weinstein collapsed amid a bitter fight between Duffy and the studio -- had been attempting to get a sequel off the ground for years.
Well, Saints fans -- are you glad the sequel is being made after nearly ten years?