As crazy as it sounds that there’s a studio out there currently producing a new installment of the ‘Bill & Ted’ franchise, Hammerstone Studios is actually doing it. This year, stars Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter are returning to their roles of Theodore “Ted” Logan and William “Bill” S. Preston Esq., respectively, albeit much older, with kids of their own. And now, we finally know who the lucky ladies are that will be able to call the time-travelers “Dad.”
According to Hammerstone, actresses Brigette Lundy-Paine and Samara Weaving have signed on to star as Billie Logan and Thea Preston, daughters of the titular duo, in “Bill & Ted Face the Music.” As is fairly common in this franchise, ‘Face the Music’ follows the friends, Bill and Ted, as they get visited from a person in the future that warns them of universal destruction, with only the music of Wyld Stallyns as the thing that can save life as we know it. Along the way, they come across various folks throughout time, and are assisted by their families and friends.
Lundy-Paine is probably best known for her work in the hit Netflix series “Atypical.” She’s also been seen in the films “The Glass Castle” and “Downsizing.” Lundy-Paine will next be seen in the still-untitled Roger Ailes film from director Jay Roach, featuring an all-star cast that includes Margot Robbie, Nicole Kidman, and Charlize Theron.
Weaving is also a rising star from a popular TV series, appearing in the Showtime series “SMILF” and also in the limited series “The Picnic at Hanging Rock.” She’s also been seen in plenty of films, including a strong supporting performance in the Oscar-winning “Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri,” as well as a starring role in the Netflix original film, “The Babysitter” from director McG. Her next films include “Ready or Not” and “Guns Akimbo.”
The big question is what direction ‘Face the Music’ goes with the inclusion of Bill & Ted’s daughters? Will they be chips off the old block? Or perhaps angsty 20-somethings that are sick of their aging wannabe rockstar dads? We will soon find out.
“Bill & Ted Face the Music” is directed by Dean Parisot and will arrive in theaters on August 21, 2020.