It’s finally coming!
Filmmaker Jim Fall revealed last week on Facebook that he was working on a follow-up to Trick, the 1999 gay rom-com starring Christian Campbell, J.P. Pitoc, and Tori Spelling. We now know his three leads are all returning for the sequel.
In Trick, directed by Fall and written by Jason Schafer, aspiring musical composer Gabriel (Campbell) and go-go boy Mark (Pitoc) have a night of misadventures as they search for a place to hook up. They have memorable encounters with Gabriel’s best friend Katherine (Spelling) and Miss Coco Peru.
Fall gathered his Trick 2 cast Friday evening at the Los Angeles LGBT Center for the first official table read of his new script, which is being produced by Alan Koenigsberg and Milton Ventures Media.
The reading marked a reunion for original cast members Campbell, Pitoc, Spelling, Coco Peru, and Steve Hayes. It also welcomed Trick virgins such as Jimmy Fowlie, Arne Gjelten, Tara Karsian, Joe Arellano, Elizabeth Regensburger-Gonzalez, and Guillermo Diaz.
Fall, Trick 2’s writer and director, wrote in his Facebook post that the film should be out in 2019, just in time to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the original indie, which was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.
In the Facebook comments, Fall elaborated: “Script is written, doing a reading with the cast soon, raising the money to make it all happen!!!” He also confirmed that the sequel will be set in both New York and L.A., teasing that “Scruff plays a role in bringing our two men back together again.”
Check out some social media photos from the Trick 2 reading below.