Marlon Brando is a legendary actor known for such classic films as A Streetcar Named Desire, On the Waterfront and … Scary Movie 2?
Producers of Scary Movie, one of last summer's biggest — and silliest — hits, said today that Brando had agreed to appear in the sequel, which they are touting as the 77-year-old actor's first "flat-out comic role."
A spokesman for Brando, who appears alongside Robert De Niro and Edward Norton in this year's drama The Score, said he could not confirm the deal.
A Cool Million for a Cameo?
"In an unprecedented move, Dimension Films has landed movie icon Marlon Brando in a wild, comedic turn," Dimension Films co-chairman Bob Weinstein said in a statement.
"He will join the offbeat comic genius of Keenan Ivory Wayans [and] brothers Shawn and Marlon Wayans in their reprisal Scary Movie 2," Weinstein said. Keenan Ivory Wayans directed Scary Movie, which was written by Shawn and Marlon Wayans.
Weinstein said Brando agreed to the part — described only as that of a priest who performs a "supernatural exorcism" — after meeting Keenan Ivory Wayans and finding a "kinship with his brand of comedy."
Weinstein offered no details on Brando's compensation but trade newspaper Daily Variety reported in it's "Dish" column that the actor had been offered $1 million for a cameo role.
Scary Movie 2 will also star Anna Faris, Regina Hall and Tori Spelling in an ensemble cast.