Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Future Of Film
The 100 Greatest Video Games
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Kevin Feige:
My Movie Life

The Marvel supremo's pick of the flicks
Want To Be An Empire Journalist?
Find out how here
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Latest Exodus: Gods And Kings Trailer Arrives
Christian Bale is the chosen one
The Angry Birds Movie Reveals Its Voice Cast
Sudeikis! McBride! Hader! Rudolph! Dinklage! Birds!
Zombieland 2 Gets A New Writer
Ruben Fleischer back on board as director
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
07 August 2014
New Trailer For The Book Of Life
Welcome to the Land Of The Remembered
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Machete (2010)
Empire Star Rating
The Cisco Kid (1994)
Empire Star Rating
Rude Awakening
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Cheech And Chong Will Smoke Again
In a new movie by Broken Lizard’s Jay Chandrasekhar

24 March 2014  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

submit to reddit

Tommy Chong and Cheech Marin

After years apart (not counting some sporadic reunions), the stoner duo Cheech and Chong look set to reunite for a new movie. Tommy Chong has just revealed that he and his erstwhile partner in smoke Cheech Marin are working with the Broken Lizard comedy troupe's Jay Chandrasekhar on a brand new project. "It's going to be a lot of fun," wheezes Chong.

Cheech and Chong first teamed up in the early '70s for stand-up shows and comedy albums, and made their first film, Up In Smoke, in 1978. They made six more movies (plus appearances in others) over the next seven years before a parting of the ways in 1985, when Marin set out for a more mainstream career, citing creative differences with Chong.

Marin's first solo outing was as director and star of Born In East LA (based on a Cheech and Chong parody song; you can see why Chong might have been miffed by that), followed by five years on Nash Bridges and copious film supporting roles, including regular outings for Robert Rodriguez. Chong fared less well until he scored a stint on That '70s Show, but even that was interrupted when he was busted for selling weed paraphernalia through his online company Nice Dreams and served nine months in jail in 2004.The pair reunited in 2008 for some comeback touring, and there's since been Cheech And Chong's Animated movie, which used some of their archive recordings for the audio and with which they weren't directly involved. But with stoner comedies on the rise again in recent years, the time is clearly ripe for them to reclaim their rightful territory.

Chandrasekhar directed, co-wrote and co-starred in Club Dread, Beerfest and the really rather good Super Troopers, and is, says Chong, "working on a script right now for us. We've had some preliminary meetings. It looks really good, really funny. It will be about us going to a festival called The Burning Joint. All sorts of shenanigans happen..."

Chandrasekhar lit up the idea with Marin's manager Ben Fagen, and Chong says it's now being "fleshed out and made budgetable", with a view to a possible shoot as early as this summer.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

New Plastic Trailer Online
Will Poulter and Ed Speleers get into credit-card fraud. Onscreen, that is.
First Look At TV's New Constantine
Update: It's going to series

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The Hateful Eight - The Story So Far
We delve into the short but tangled history of Quentin Tarantino’s latest

Gallery: Unseen Star Wars Poster Concept Artwork
JW Rinzler takes us through a history of the franchise in jaw-dropping art

The Future Of Film: Lasers Will Save 3D (If Your Cinema Is Big Enough)
Big will be beautiful in the brave new world of frickin' laser beam projection

The Bond Girls Who Made It Big
The actresses who overcame the curse of 007 to forge successful careers

The Future Of Film: A Woman Will Direct Star Wars
No longer a men’s club, Hollywood is going to start opening its doors...

The Empire Podcast #130: Interviews With Rosamund Pike, Lee Child And Antoine Fuqua
The Gone Girl star, Jack Reacher author and The Equalizer director pop in for a chat

The 50 Greatest Voice Performances In Movies
Who has the most talented tonsils in town?

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 6 Issues Of Empire For Only £15!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)