Hold onto your hats Montreal movie buffs, this one is big! Remember back in 2006 when a little movie called Bon Cop Bad Cop was released to great Canadian film acclaim? Of course you do…it was a great film and one of our country’s finest self-conscious films. It took place mainly in Montreal and aptly parodied French and English Canadian cultures. That’s why it was such a great success and resonated well with audiences across the country.
Well, about 9 years later, the sequel to the film, Bon Cop Bad Cop 2, according to the Montreal Gazette, will receive funding from SODEC, an agency of the Quebec government that funds Quebec films. The original film starred the famous and talented French-Canadian (and local Montrealer) writer-actor-comedian, Patrick Huard, and the multi-talented Bostonian-turned-Windsor-native, Colm Feore.
Huard has had some fantastic roles especially in films such as Xavier Doland’s Mommy and as the lead role in the heartwarming comedy, Starbuck, which was so good that DreamWorks decided to remake the film in 2013 starring Vince Vaughn. Feore has had many roles in Hollywood and Canada and attended the National Theatre School of Canada in Montreal and made his acting bones as part of the Acting Company at the Strattford Theatre Festival of Canada.
Both Huard and Feore had excellent chemistry in Bon Cop Bad Cop, Huard playing Quebec police officer David Bouchard and Feore playing Ontario police officer Martin Ward. According to reports, both Huard and Feore will team up as David Bouchard and Martin Ward in Bon Cop Bad Cop 2. Alain Desrochers is slated to direct Bon Cop Bad Cop 2. Desrochers is a Concordia Fine Arts grad who is known for his Quebec box office hit, Nitro.
Remember to keep your eyes peeled for a release date and keep your fingers crossed for Bon Cop Bad Cop 2!
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