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Jack Black is totally down for a School Of Rock sequel.

More than two decades after the beloved musical comedy, directed by Richard Linklater, premiered in 2003, the actor-comedian recently told JOE that he’s “ready” to reprise his role as energetic musician Dewey Finn.

“I wish there’d be a School Of Rock 2 Electric Boogaloo,” he said, referencing the movie title of the 1984 sequel to Breakin’.

School Of Rock follows Dewey, who became a substitute teacher at an uptight elementary private school after being kicked out of his rock band. But along the way, he tries to turn his class into their own rock band. The film also starred Mike White, Joan Cusack, Adam Pascal, Lucas Papaelias, Chris Stack, Sarah Silverman and Miranda Cosgrove.

Black also admitted that he would like to see the original film’s writer, White, return to pen the script for the hypothetical sequel. However, he acknowledged that White, who starred as Dewey’s roommate Ned Schneebly, is quite busy writing and directing his Emmy-winning HBO series The White Lotus.

“You know Mike White wrote the first one and he’s a genius,” Black said. “And we’d have to have Mike White back in the saddle, but he’s real busy right now with [The] White Lotus, the best show on TV.”

The White Lotus, which has featured a star-studded cast in past seasons, including Jennifer Coolidge, Sydney Sweeney and Theo James, has begun filming its third season. It is set to take place at a hotel chain in Thailand.

While it doesn’t look like a follow-up film to School Of Rock will be in development anytime soon, Nickelodeon did create a TV show based on the movie, which ran for three seasons from 2016 to 2018. A stage musical adaptation also opened on Broadway in 2015 but closed in 2019.



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