‘This Is Spinal Tap 2’ Begins Production, Star-Studded Cameos Confirmed

Nearly four decades after the release of the iconic mockumentary “This Is Spinal Tap” in March 1984, the eagerly anticipated sequel is currently under production. The original film, celebrated for its pioneering role in the mockumentary genre, has now paved the way for “This Is Sequel Tap,” promising to deliver yet another dose of satirical genius.

The sequel’s production is underway in the vibrant city of New Orleans, with Rob Reiner at the helm as director. Reprising their roles, Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, and Harry Shearer return as the members of the legendary heavy metal band, Spinal Tap. Rob Reiner will also reprise his role as the documentarian Martin “Marty” DiBergi, adding a layer of continuity and nostalgia for fans of the original film.

Adding to the excitement, the production has unveiled an impressive lineup of cameo appearances. Music legends such as Questlove and Trisha Yearwood are set to join previously announced icons Elton John, Paul McCartney, and Garth Brooks, enriching the sequel with a blend of musical prowess and star power. This revelation came to light during a podcast interview in November, where Reiner shared the news of these musical giants’ involvement.

In a statement, Reiner expressed his enthusiasm for the project, sharing insights from Marty DiBergi. DiBergi, taking a break from his academic role at the Ed Wood School of Cinematic Arts, is thrilled to once again capture the essence of Spinal Tap, securing their legacy in the annals of rock and roll history.

The sequel’s storyline, a collaborative creation by Guest, McKean, Reiner, and Shearer, follows Spinal Tap as they reunite after a 15-year hiatus for one final, earth-shattering concert. This narrative promises to deliver the humor, satire, and rock and roll spirit that fans have come to expect from the franchise.

Behind the scenes, the film is being produced by Reiner, Michele Reiner, and Matthew George, with financial backing from Castle Rock Entertainment. Christopher H. Warner and Derrick Rossi are on board as executive producers, ensuring that the sequel maintains the high standards set by its predecessor.

The original “This Is Spinal Tap” has been celebrated as a cult classic, lauded for its cultural, historical, and aesthetic significance. In 2002, it was honored by the Library of Congress and selected for preservation by the National Film Registry, a testament to its enduring impact on the film and music industries.

As production continues, anticipation builds for “This Is Sequel Tap,” promising to deliver a fresh yet familiar experience for fans and newcomers alike. With its stellar cast, legendary cameos, and creative storyline, the sequel is poised to make its mark as a worthy successor to the beloved original.