Filming on Leon Schuster’s latest comedy caper has now completed and today, April 24, 2015, fans can catch their first glimpse of Schuks! Pay Back the Money! as the teaser trailer releases today in cinemas nationwide.
In Schuks! Pay Back the Money! Schuks inadvertently loses rugby’s Holy Grail – the Currie Cup – and what follows is a hilarious journey to pay for what he has done.
The film reunites the South African funny man with another comedy giant Desmond Dube, who also appeared in Panic Mechanic (1996) and The Millennium Menace (1999), as well as Ivan D. Lucas and Gerrit Schoonhoven, reprising the roles of bumbling villains Bossie and Savage from 1991’s Short ‘n’ Sweet. Adding a touch of glamour, SA Idols finalist and South African theatre award winner Bianca Le Grange makes her big screen debut in the movie.
In addition to the laugh-a-minute missing Currie Cup adventure, the movie is also rich with candid camera gags for which Schuster is so well known and which feature a host of well-known South African personalities and celebrities – both past and current.
Schuks! Pay Back the Money! also reunites the highly successful Schuster team with producer André Scholtz and director and co-writer Gray Hofmeyr. Says Scholtz: “After I read the script I said that there was no way I wasn’t getting involved. The storyline was laugh-out loud funny and I knew that, together with the abundant list of fresh, new candid camera gags, this was going to be a truly hysterically funny film.”
Scholtz, who has worked with Schuster on films such as You Must Be Joking!, Panic Mechanic, Sweet ‘n Short and Oh Schuks…I’m Gatvol, says Schuster is returning to his roots as South Africa’s foremost prankster and funny guy in this movie.
Schuks! Pay Back the Money! releases in cinemas on August 28, 2015 and will be distributed by The Walt Disney Company Africa under the Touchstone Pictures banner.