Bill & Ted Face the Music gets more awesome by the day this time adding Holland Taylor and Kristen Schaal to an already wickedly-loaded cast. Emmy Award-winning Taylor will play The Great Leader, the most powerful person in the universe 700 years in the future, according to Deadline Hollywood, while The Hollywood Reporter has Schaal playing Kelly, a messenger from presumably that same future.
Taylor and Schaal enter San Dimas, California with franchise stars Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves, who play the Wyld Stallyns duo Bill S. Preston, Esq. and Ted “Theodore” Logan, respectively. Also returning are William Sadler, Amy Stoch, and Hal Landon Jr., who are reprising their roles as Death, Missy, and Ted’s father police chief Chet Logan, respectively.
New to the cast are Samara Weaving as Bill’s daughter Thea Preston, Brigette Lundy-Paine as Ted’s daughter Billie Logan, Beck Bennett as Ted’s younger brother Deacon Logan, Jayma Mays as Bill’s wife Princess Joanna, Erinn Hayes as Ted’s wife Princess Elizabeth, Jillian Bell as couples therapist Dr. Taylor Wood, Grammy winnerScott Mescudi (“Kid Cudi), and Anthony Carrigan as the villain.
Dean Parisot takes the directing reins with creators Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon providing the screenplay. Scott Kroop returns to produce Face the Music as he did in the previous entries Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989) and Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey (1991). Joining Kroop are Alex Lebovici and Steve Ponce. Executive producing are Steven Soderbergh, R. Scott Reid, John Ryan Jr., Scott Fischer and John Santilli.
A visitor from the future tells best friends Bill and Ted that one of their songs can save life as we know it and bring harmony to the universe.
You can catch Taylor in Gloria Bell, Guess Who Died and Mr. Mercedes; Schaal in Toy Story 4, Bob’s Burgers, and Squinters.
Bill & Ted Face the Music is currently shooting for Orion Pictures under United Artists Releasing and will arrive in theaters August 21st, 2020.