Despite making only $164 million worldwide last year Red, which starred Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren and Morgan Freeman, became Summit Entertainment’s most successful non-Twilight movie, and we heard in January that writers had been hired to work on a sequel.
The main draw of the first film was the cast and the sequel would require most, if not all, to return. Luckily for Summit Helen Mirren is ready to sign on, and is just waiting for the script.
Splash Page recently spoke to the actress and asked what it would take to get her to do the sequel.
“Nothing, just get me the script,” Mirren said. “You don’t have to do anything. I’m there,” she added. “Absolutely.”
“Wasn’t that fun? I really enjoyed that, I couldn’t believe my good luck,” she said. “It was fabulous. And it was great because when they asked me, I always imagined I was maybe the fourth or fifth person they’d asked. They said, ‘No no NO! The minute we got the script we kind of wrote it for you, you were the only person we ever thought of to play this role,’ it was great.”
“Oh I don’t know, I’d like to go to a hot climate and only have a few scenes, very spread out,” she said with a laugh.
No word yet on whether Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, and Morgan Freeman are as enthusiastic about returning, but Jon and Erich Hoeber (Battleship) should be handing in the script over the upcoming months. Director Robert Schwentke is currently waiting to see what happens with Ryan Reynolds’ schedule before moving ahead with cop comedy R.I.P.D., so he may be free to return.