Lulu Wilson Returns For BECKY 2: THE WRATH OF BECKY, Adds Seann William Scott For 2023 Sequel
I’m just as surprised and delighted as you are if you enjoyed Jonathan Millott and Cary Murnion’s 2020 thriller, Becky, and are new to the goings-on of its sequel reported on Wednesday via Deadline.
If not, then you’ll be happy to learn that the film, Becky 2: The Wrath of Becky, just wrapped production with actress Lulu Wilson reprising her role now opposite actor Seann William Scott (Bloodline, Goon) who plays the villain.
Becky saw Wilson in the role of the titular troubled and traumatized teen reluctantly informed of her father’s newfound relationship during their cabin getaway. When the cabin is violently invaded by a gang of escaped Nazi convicts, Becky plots course for bloody retribution.
The sequel, written and directed by Matt Angel and Suzanne Coote (The Open House), fast forwards Becky two years later after living off the grid and now going toe-to-toe against a fascist organization led by Darryl (Scott) on the eve of an organized attack.
As reported by Deadline, Post Film’s Russ Posternak produced next to Raphael Margules, JD Lifshitz and Tracy Rosenblum of BoulderLight Pictures, Chadd Harbold, and Jordan Yale Levine and Jordan Beckerman of Yale Productions. Berry Meyerowitz, Jeff Sackman and Larry Greenberg exec produced the pic for Quiver next to Wilson and Scott, Nick Morris, and Millot and Murnion. Media Finance Capital and Rainmaker Films provided financing.
“We’re thrilled to bring back our favorite young heroine in Becky 2: The Wrath of Becky,” said Quiver Distribution Co-Presidents Meyerowitz and Sackman. “Brought to life by the fantastic Lulu Wilson, audiences will continue to root for Becky as she fights back against new evil forces.”
“Audiences have been asking for a Becky sequel since the film’s 2020 premiere and we’re proud to work with Quiver again to extend the franchise,” added Posternak. “Our goal was to up the ante from Becky 1 in every way imaginable and with Matt and Suz’s wild script and Seann William Scott’s turn as our terrifying villain opposite Lulu’s Becky, we know we’ll deliver the thrills, gore and heart that audiences loved in the original.”
Our own James Couche had some thoughts on Becky at the time and you’re welcome to read up here. Otherwise, the first is definitely worth the watch and I’m curious as to how the next chapter will touch on our protagonist’s development since the first film.
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