“The Whole Ten Yards” Goes Back to its Roots: New Scenes Filming

Production may have officially wrapped four months ago, but sources report to FilmJerk.com that “The Whole Ten Yards,” the sequel to the 2000 comedy starring Bruce Willis and Matthew Perry, is going to be doing some additional filming in the near future. Although this scene, which will appear as the opening credits roll, does not involve any of the star leads, it is not known if the producers are reshooting a previously filmed scene or a planned move.

Casting agents for the film are looking for younger versions Jimmy “The Tulip” Tudeski (played by Bruce Willis), Yanni Gogolak (Kevin Pollack) and Strawbo Gogolak (Frank Collison), all in the 12 to 15 age. Each of the child actors must have a physical resemblance to the stars, obviously, with casting agents describing new character Strawbo as “Lanky, long-faced and not the brightest bulb in the Chandelier,” as well as call him “geeky and awkward.” Those playing the younger versions of Jimmy and Yanni, the casting notes say, “must have a lot of personality.”

According to IMDB.com, the plot of the sequel finds the quiet new life of former Mob hitman Jimmy the Tulip shaken up by his old pal Oz (Perry), whose wife (Natasha Henstridge) has been kidnapped by a Hungarian mob. Jimmy and his wife Jill (Peet) spring into action. Kevin Pollack, whose Yanni Gogolak was killed by Jimmy at the end of the first film, returns as Yanni’s brother Lazlo.

The filming for this scene is to take place in Los Angeles ASAP. As we reported in May, the film has settled on an October 10 release date, with advertising sure to capitalize on the “10/10” motif.

The Scorecard
Producers: Arnold Rifkin, Andrew Sugerman and David Willis
Director: Howie Deutch
Writers: Mitchell Kapner and George Gallo
Casting Director: Nancy Nayor
Start Date: ASAP
Location: Los Angeles