Whenever I interview directors, for fun's sake I always try and ask if their next film will be a romantic comedy. No matter how pretentious, arty or depressing the conversation is, this tends to draw a laugh.
But if today I had thrown that question at Flip van der Kuil en Steffen Haars, the two writers/directors/actors of New Kids Turbo
and New Kids Nitro
, the answer would simply have been, "Yes".
This afternoon, production company Eyeworks revealed
that Flip and Steffen will direct Bro's Before Ho's
, based on their own script. And the genre is, you guessed it: romantic comedy.
The story concerns videostore clerk Max and his adopted brother Jules, who are best mates. Together they spend all of their time smoking weed, getting drunk and trying to score as many girls as possible. Trouble arises when both fall for the same woman.
Me, I think this is good news. The New Kids
films showed not only that Flip van der Kuil and Steffen Haars have a wicked sense of humor, but also that they were surprisingly versatile. They have already told the Dutch press that this will be the kind of romantic comedy they'd be interested in seeing for themselves: a sweet story with some killer jokes in it.
Casting is unknown as of yet, so no word if the guys themselves or any of their New Kids
colleagues will appear in the film. The expected release in Dutch cinemas is December of this year, and you can rest assured I'll be keeping my eye on this.
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