No, the "Celebrity Apprentice" star will not play one of the avenging piranhas, darn it! His role is still unknown, although, Elisabeth Shue, who tried so hard to add grace and class to the first film will not return. By the way, the new sequel is called "Piranha 3DD," yes that's double D y'all!
Here's the press release from The Weinstein Co:
GARY BUSEY DIVES INTO PIRANHA 3DD (DOUBLE D)
Gary Busey is on board for PIRANHA 3DD now in production in Wilmington, NC.
As more potential fish bait, Busey joins the other cast members announced earlier this week including Danielle Panabaker (THE CRAZIES), Matt Bush (ADVENTURELAND), Chris Zylka (THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN), David Koechner (ANCHORMAN), Meagan Tandy (UNSTOPPABLE) and others.
PIRANHA 3DD shows its teeth in theatres nationwide on November 23, 2011. The feast is on this Thanksgiving.
About The Weinstein Company
The Weinstein Company (TWC) was created by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, the brothers who founded Miramax Films Corporation in 1979. TWC is a multi-media company that officially launched on October 1, 2005. Dimension Films, the genre label that was founded in 1993 by Bob Weinstein, is also included under the TWC banner.
During the Weinsteins’ tenure at Miramax Films, the company released some of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful independent feature films which received 249 Academy Award® nominations and won 60 Oscars®, and have generated billions of dollars in worldwide box office receipts and billions more in home video sales. In its history, Dimension Films has released some of the most successful franchises including Scream, Spy Kids and Scary Movie.
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