Hamsters Cast in ‘Blues Brothers’ Reboot
If there’s one thing Hollywood loves, it’s a good, high-profile reboot. Variety is reporting that hamsters Buttons and Scratch have been cast in the upcoming, Sam Riami-helmed reboot of The Blues Brothers.
The hamsters, who cut their teeth at Second City in Chicago, and also spent time last year at UCB in New York, are being touted as a brilliant combo to reprise the rolls made famous by Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi.
“If the decision to hire action impresario Riami as director was thought odd in Hollywood circles,” wrote Variety reporter Anna Pitasco, “the choice of Buttons and Scratch more than makes up for it. They bring serious funny to the production.”
The movie is expected to start filming later this year in Los Angels, Las Vegas, Vancouver and Chicago.