by: S. Scott Stanikmas
Hit Girl is headed off to college – and she’s joined a sorority!
Chloe Grace Moretz has officially signed on for the sequel to the 2014 comedy Neighbors. The actress tweeted the casting news just the other day:
Excited to announce I’ll be apart of #Neighbors with @SethRogen – Buckle up people..,it’s the girls’ time to take over.. 😉
According to Production Weekly, the next chapter in the comedy series will be called Neighbors: Sorority Rising. This fits in with the rumors that were circulating a few months back that have Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne now dealing with a sorority moving in next door. Now the family will enlist the help of former foe Zac Efron to help battle the college girls.
Deadline broke the news of Moretz’s involvement, but didn’t have any specifics for her character. With her tweet and the title, it probably safe to assume that CGM will head up the sorority and go toe-to-toe with Rose Byrne.
Nothing has been set in stone, but with Efron’s character coming back could he possibly be bringing along his frat brothers? I’d love to see Dave Franco or Christopher Mintz-Plasse come back.
Neighbors wasn’t a perfect film, but it was funny enough. I enjoyed the fact that they didn’t make Byrne the stereotypical whiny bitch of a wife, instead letting her in on the fun. If she does take center stage against Chloe Grace Moretz, even though it is the most obvious route for the sequel to go, I’d be intrigued enough to watch.
Neighbors: Sorority Rising is slated to start filming at the end of August for a May 13, 2016 theatrical release.