Rose Byrne is also returning for the sequel to last year's R-rated comedy smash
Kick-Ass actress Chloe Moretz is reportedly in talks to join the cast of Universal’s Bad Neighbours sequel.
Released last year (2014), the R-rated comedy – simply titled Neighbors in the US – centered on a young couple with a newborn baby (Seth Rogen and Bridesmaids actress Rose Byrne) who find themselves living next door to a frat house packed with hard-partying students, led by Zac Efron and Dave Franco. Made for just $18 million (£12 million), it went on to gross $268 million (£175 million) at cinemas worldwide.
Universal confirmed earlier this year that a sequel is in the works and has scheduled a release date of May 13, 2016. The follow-up will reunite all of the original film’s stars including Rogen, Efron and Byrne with director Nicholas Stoller, who was behind the camera for the first film. Original Bad Neighbours‘ writers Andrew Jay Cohen and Brendan O’Brien are also penning the script for the sequel.
Though Variety reports that the sequel’s plot and the identity of Moretz’s character are unknown, it was rumoured earlier this year that Bad Neighbours 2 would have a “female twist”. When Rogen and Byrne’s young couple find themselves living next door to an equally hedonistic sorority house, they are apparently forced to ask their former rivals from the frat house for help.