Within the 25 years since My Cousin Vinny was launched, there’s been one Oscar win for a forged member (Marisa Tomei) and one actual try at a sequel. In 2012, Dale Launer, who wrote the unique script, proposed a follow-up to Vincent LaGuardia Gambini’s (Joe Pesci) shock Alabama victory that may see the Brooklyn native training regulation in the UK, the place he would undoubtedly run afoul of procedures and protocols, with probably hilarious outcomes. Pesci and Tomei had reportedly signed on for Vinny and Mona Lisa’s ongoing adventures as fish out of water, however the Spider-Man: Homecoming actress ultimately dropped out, and the challenge was shelved.
There’s nonetheless hope for people who find themselves simply dying to know what life would appear like for the bumbling, often good lawyer who misrepresented himself in a capital case—The New York Submit stories My Cousin Vinny guide sequel is on the way in which. Lawrence Kelter, a Lengthy Island-based crime novelist and MCV superfan, is publishing Again To Brooklyn, which is able to see Vinny defending an accused assassin in his house turf. The acquainted circumstances will transcend the setting, although, as Vinny and Mona Lisa stay single, and proceed to have cash issues. It’s unclear if the guide takes place within the ’90s or the current, however both works, since “monetary difficulties” is a timeless comedic premise.
Kelter says the unique movie left him “tingling from laughter,” which impressed him to succeed in out to Launer, and, after securing the screenwriter’s blessing, spend over a yr in negotiations with 20th Century Fox and the Writers Guild Of America to get the rights to the characters. Regardless of Kelter’s apparent ardour for the challenge, he hasn’t managed to drum up the identical pleasure within the forged—Pesci declined (by way of his rep) to offer a guide jacket blurb, and Tomei by no means responded to the request. However Ralph Macchio, who’s received his personal sequel challenge within the works, did take the time to reward Again To Brooklyn.
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