Pamela Anderson Joins Liam Neeson in 'Naked Gun' Reboot

Pamela Anderson joins Liam Neeson in the upcoming 'Naked Gun' reboot, a comedic departure for both actors. The film aims to introduce the franchise's signature humor to a new generation.

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Pamela Anderson Joins Liam Neeson in 'Naked Gun' Reboot

Pamela Anderson Joins Liam Neeson in 'Naked Gun' Reboot

Pamela Anderson has been cast opposite Liam Neeson in Paramount Pictures' upcoming remake of the classic crime spoof comedy series 'The Naked Gun'. The untitled reboot, set for theatrical release on July 18, 2025, will be directed and executive produced by Akiva Schaffer.

Neeson, known for his dramatic roles, will portray the lead character of inept police detective Frank Drebin, originally played by Leslie Nielsen in the 1980s and 1990s films. Anderson will take on a love interest role similar to Priscilla Presley's character in the original trilogy. Plot details for the remake are currently being kept under wraps.

The script for the new 'Naked Gun' installment is co-written by Dan Gregor, Doug Mand, and Schaffer, who previously collaborated on the Emmy-winning 'Chip 'N Dale: Rescue Rangers' movie. Seth MacFarlane and Erica Huggins are producing the film through their company Fuzzy Door, with Daniel M. Stillman serving as an executive producer.

The 'Naked Gun' reboot marks a return to big-studio comedy for Anderson and a departure from Neeson's usual dramatic roles. The film aims to introduce the franchise's signature humor to a new generation of audiences.

The original 'Naked Gun' trilogy, inspired by the short-lived TV series 'Police Squad!', collectively grossed over $216 million at the box office. The films were known for their outrageous parody, ridiculous set-ups, and on-screen sight gags. Anderson, who has comedy experience from films like 'Scary Movie 3' and 'Superhero Movie', is no stranger to satirical roles that poke fun at her own public persona.

The announcement of Anderson's casting comes on the heels of her recent return to the spotlight with the Hulu miniseries 'Pam & Tommy' and the Netflix documentary 'Pamela, A Love Story'. Neeson admitted to being "slightly nervous" about proving he can carry a comedy in the upcoming reboot, but expressed confidence in the script's "very funny laugh out moments".

Key Takeaways

  • Pamela Anderson cast in Liam Neeson's 'Naked Gun' remake, set for 2025 release.
  • Neeson to play lead role of inept detective Frank Drebin, Anderson as love interest.
  • Remake script co-written by Dan Gregor, Doug Mand, and director Akiva Schaffer.
  • Original 'Naked Gun' trilogy grossed over $216 million, known for parody and humor.
  • Neeson "slightly nervous" but confident in the script's "very funny laugh out moments".