Mikkel Nørgaard's Klown (based on a Danish television show of the same name and starring comedians Frank Hvam and Casper Christensen) wasn't just the funniest movie of 2010 - it's also one of the funniest movies I've ever seen, period. Like, tears-streaming-down-your-face funny.
So obviously I was thrilled when a sequel, Klown Forever, was announced. The film hit Fantastic Fest last year and was, by all accounts, just as filthy and hilarious as Nørgaard's original...but - as so often happens at Fantastic Fest - I managed to fumble every opportunity I was given to see the film.
According to this just-released (and wildly NSFW) first trailer, I made a huge mistake.
Here's the official plot synopsis:
Klown Forever follows estranged best friends Casper Christensen and Frank Hvam as they travel to the States seeking fame, fortune and friendship, only to immediately dive head-first into an impressive array of wildly inappropriate misadventures and unforgettably mortifying social situations.
When Casper attempts to break into Hollywood, Frank follows him to Los Angeles, seeing an opportunity to salvage their strained relationship. As the guys come face-to-face with a number of LA’s denizens—including Isla Fisher, Adam Levine and “Game of Thrones’” star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau—it’s clear that they’re equally ready and willing to take on Hollywood…but is Hollywood prepared for Casper and Frank?
A reunion with Klown director Mikkel Nørgaard, Klown Forever sees the series, best described as Curb Your Enthusiasm as directed by Lars von Trier, reach ingenious new heights––and stoop to gut-wrenchingly hilarious lows.
Ah, so Klown Forever brings Frank and Casper to the States? And adds Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Adam Levine and Isla Fisher to the mix? I'm 100% onboard with this, even as I continue kicking myself for missing it at Fantastic Fest last year. This cannot get here soon enough.
Speaking of which: Klown Forever arrives in select theaters and via VOD on September 2nd. Like its predecessor, it's being released by Drafthouse Films, so you can go ahead and expect a stacked DVD/Blu-ray release on the heels of that September 2nd arrival.