A ‘Kingpin’ Sequel Is Reportedly Being Developed By The Farrelly Brothers

Here’s the thing: I don’t really like Farrelly Brothers comedies. Dumb & Dumber just isn’t my brand of humor, nor is There’s Something About Mary, or Shallow Hal. However, there’s one Farrelly film that I’ll swear by and it’s Kingpin. The bowling comedy with the hooked-hand Woody Harrelson, an Amish Randy Quaid, and the super hot Vanessa Angel. Does it need a sequel 26 years after the fact? Probably not, but according to Collider one is coming.

According to the report, a Kingpin sequel is in early development by the Farrellys, although there is no script at present. We also don’t know if any of the original cast will be coming back, but one has to think so, right?

Kingpin followed the weird journey of bowling misfits, led by disgraced ex-pro Roy Munson (Harrelson), who takes under his wing Amish idiot Ishmael (Quaid), as they seek revenge on Roy’s rival, “Big Ern” McCracken, played by Bill Murray.

I would take this with a grain of salt, even though the source is pretty reliable. There simply isn’t much meat to the story, and a Kingpin sequel seems like a wildly horrible idea. It’s not like the first movie was a big hit, and is barely even a cult classic by Farrelly standards.


Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.