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30 years after the release of “The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert,” the cult classic from director Stephan Elliott is getting a sequel. Original trio of stars Terence Stamp, Guy Pearce and Hugo Weaving will return to their roles for the new film.

Elliott will return as director, writer and producer, and is seeking a producing partner for the sequel. The colorful 1994 film follows a transgender woman named Bernadette (Stamp) and two drag queens, Adam Whitely/Felicia Jollygoodfellow (Weaving) and Tick/Mitzi Del Bra (Pearce) as they road trip around the Australian Outback in a bus nicknamed Priscilla.

Plot details for the sequel are still under wraps, but it will feature a grown-up version of Tick’s 7-year-old son from the original flick.

David Stratton praised the film after its premiere at the 1994 Cannes Film Festival in his Variety review, writing, “Although the film doesn’t make concessions to a straight audience, it’s so outrageous that it becomes positively disarming. It’s hard not to respond to such a cheerfully vulgar and in-your-face entertainment, though this is obviously not for the very strait-laced. It should certainly break out of the cult and gay markets and find comparatively wide acceptance.”

It received an Oscar for outstanding costume design, and two Golden Globe nominations for best musical or comedy and for Stamp’s leading performance. The film spawned a jukebox stage musical with a book from Elliott and Allan Scott, which premiered in Sydney in 2006 and on Broadway in 2011 (with producer Bette Midler).

Deadline was first to report the news.



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