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The Hoff Joins Ving Rhames, Christopher Lloyd, And Gary Busey In The PIRANHA 3D Sequel!!


Merrick here...

This came in yesterday and somehow never got posted.  Casting notes for PIRANHA 3DD, the amusingly titled sequel to last year's PIRANHA 3D, via press release.  Many of these names we've heard associated with the project already - Hasselhoff is newly announced.  

Kinda hard not to have a little love for a film which purposefully casts Ving Rhames, Christopher Lloyd, Gary Busey, and The Hoff - although I'm still nervously awaiting word on whether Jerry O'Connell's Regurgitated Penis k will somehow make a return appearance.  

HERE is my initial notion regarding how it could be incorporated again  - although one could also have it bob into the action during a sex scene that is staged in the water...bumping up against the silky inner thigh of an impossibly hot girl who's about to get laid.  Or, it could feasibly be retrieved and used as fish bait by a vision impaired fisherman, who of course is subsequently eaten by the very fish he was ensnaring for dinner.  To be clear, these are merely my own psychotic and inadequate ramblings -  I have no idea whatsoever if The Powers That Be are contemplating a cameo for Jerry O'Connell's Regurgitated Penis (it would be fun to see that "Special Appearance by..." listing in the credits, though...) 







David Hasselhoff heads back to the water in this year’s PIRANHA 3DD.  He joins the previously announced cast which includes Ving Rhames, Christopher Lloyd, Paul Scheer, Gary Busey, Katrina Bowden, Danielle Panabaker, Matt Bush, Chris Zylka and David Koechner.

Trading in the sandy beaches of “Baywatch” for terror at The Big Wet Water Park, Hasselhoff will face off with the flesh eating fish of PIRANHA 3DD.

A Dimension Films release, PIRANHA 3DD opens nationwide on November 23, 2011.




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  • May 12, 2011, 11:38 a.m. CST

    Gary Busey better have a major role....not some small cameo

    by Bobo_Vision

  • May 12, 2011, 11:42 a.m. CST

    i assume it's meant to be read "double d"

    by ragingfluff

    hence the nod to Baywatch babes in casting the Hoff

  • May 12, 2011, 11:45 a.m. CST

    Ving died

    by Hando316

    Thought Ving's character died when he was using that motor to mow down fishes and got messed up himself.

  • May 12, 2011, 11:46 a.m. CST

    Sounds desperate...

    by MST3KPIMP

    looks like theyre relying on camp celebrity to propell this. The first one sucked anyway so whatever.

  • May 12, 2011, 11:47 a.m. CST

    Ving Rhames

    by pmarq

    will return as Deputy Fallon's long lost twin sister - who has been rejected for sexual reassignment surgery and is extremely bitter. He would then have a huge showdown with Gary Busey (who is playing Jerry O'Connell's regurgitated penis) on the front lawn of DannyGloversDickblood's house. And I'm spent.

  • May 12, 2011, 11:55 a.m. CST

    Christopher Lloyd was criminally underused in the first one...

    by WriteForTheEdit

    ...and he criminally overplayed his character anyway... Yeah, I bet he, Busey and The Hoff only signed on for a day's work... But I'll netflix this bitch, just like the last one... Oh, Elizabeth Shue, let me hold you in my arms, console you, tell you that everything will be all right...

  • May 12, 2011, 11:56 a.m. CST

    YES! MORE BUSEY!! And I like Rhames, too.

    by BeanGrud

  • May 12, 2011, 11:59 a.m. CST

    "This came in yesterday and somehow never got posted"

    by Nick

    Is that the new business plan of AICN. I mean, talk about never posting new NEWS.

  • May 12, 2011, noon CST

    After seeing Busey's recent state of mind..

    by professor murder

    ..on Celebrity Apprentice(which I'm guessing was filmed within the last 2 months), Gary is CRAZY and gonna be very hard to work with. They will have an easier time if they just let Gary say whatever he wants. Don't give him any lines. Just make sure he knows when to say something and not mess up into other peoples lines and free for all it.

  • May 12, 2011, 12:01 p.m. CST

    Harry here, can't believe we just landed on the MOON!

    by Nick

    When I was a little boy, well, I was still 100lbs overweigfht, I dreamed of going to the moon. I always thought it was made of cheese, and of course, being Harry Knowles, I wanted to LIVE there. Imagine, a place that smells, and is edible, AWESOME. Anyways, as I was watching some softcore asian porn last night, hoping that my penis might work, I saw that we finally made it to the moon. This is a great day to be an American, and a human... now, if you excuse me, I'm well on my way to being the size of 6 humans!

  • May 12, 2011, 12:11 p.m. CST

    And Clu Gulager, right?

    by fustfick

    An opportunity to see Clu Gulager on the big screen again is certainly more exciting than watching Gary Busey.

  • May 12, 2011, 12:19 p.m. CST

    they need a Tucker Max guy this time

    by Spandau Belly

    Last time Jerry O'Connel was the GirlsGoneWild dude, this time they need a Tucker Max type of guy, possibly even played by Tucker Max.

  • May 12, 2011, 12:21 p.m. CST

    Is Clu Gulager really going to be in it?

    by Jeffrey

    That cat is awesome.

  • May 12, 2011, 12:23 p.m. CST

    Maybe have one of those credits with a box around it like

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    those '70s Universal disater epics..."Dicky McDickerson as The Penis". Maybe this time have Uwe Boll decapitated, in place of Eli Roth. And at least find a cameo for Joe Dante or please, please, please Dick Miller..hey, the guy's at least younger than Betty White.

  • May 12, 2011, 12:23 p.m. CST

    BTW, watch that "Jump In My Car" video and realize...

    by WriteForTheEdit

    ...that The Hoff has milked a decades-long career out of little more than his copious personal cheesiness. That is some kind of genius. Well done, Hoffster!

  • May 12, 2011, 12:38 p.m. CST

    With that cast the production of this film is likely to stall

    by moonlightdrive

    due to their on set behaviour.

  • May 12, 2011, 12:39 p.m. CST

    Shue better be back!

    by moonlightdrive

  • May 12, 2011, 12:39 p.m. CST

    More Lloyd this time please.

    by moonlightdrive

  • May 12, 2011, 12:49 p.m. CST

    RE: "...Jerry O'Connell's Regurgitated Penis k...

    by WriteForTheEdit

  • May 12, 2011, 12:50 p.m. CST

    If it's really called "k" then Tommy Lee Jones is the only one to play it.

    by WriteForTheEdit

  • May 12, 2011, 12:50 p.m. CST's going to be in a fucking water park?

    by Jaster

    That's fucking hilarious! I can just imagine kids going down the water slide followed by an undulating team of piranha! How the fuish get from one pool to the other will be a narrative challenge, but it could be brilliant! It also presents the problem of having the fish be very easy toJust drain the fucking water! Definitely psyched for this!

  • The man is God-Like LOL

  • May 12, 2011, 1:36 p.m. CST

    3 old men in one movie

    by brocknroll

    Who's next, Arnold?

  • May 12, 2011, 1:49 p.m. CST

    What I wonder is, how will they top the Dreyfuss cameo?

    by v3d

    Spielberg? Or maybe that guy who almost directed Piranha 2. What's his face..... I think he did some movies with robots and aliens or something. Oh, and a big boat.

  • May 12, 2011, 2:06 p.m. CST


    by Terrence

    "YOU'RE DOING GREAT!" "GOOD! THEN I'LL KEEP IT UP!!!" I swear, as much as Family Guy bugs me, that clip they did of Busey had me rolling.

  • May 12, 2011, 2:18 p.m. CST

    They should have a Meat Loaf cameo

    by F-18

    where he screams at Gary Busey.

  • May 12, 2011, 2:32 p.m. CST

    But which porn stars will be in this one?

    by frank

    That is the important question. I’m hoping for some 3D Whitney Stevens.

  • May 12, 2011, 2:48 p.m. CST

    Speaking of being late on posting news

    by Box_Bruceleitner

    I made a comment about this yesterday as well, STILL no article for the Horrible Bosses trailer? Looks like it's going to be the comedy hit of the summer. As for Piranha 3DD, I'm looking forward to it, I had a great time in the theatre watching the first one, it was a cheesefest in just the right way.

  • May 12, 2011, 2:54 p.m. CST

    box_bruceleitner - haven't seen the trailer for Bosses

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    but I hope it does for Charlie Day what The Hangover did for Zach Galifianakis...

  • ...and naked (duh).

  • Awful

  • May 12, 2011, 2:59 p.m. CST


    by Box_Bruceleitner

    Based on the trailer, it looks like he'll be hilarious but everyone looks like they're firing on all cylinders, especially Colin Farrell with his heinous comb over.

  • May 12, 2011, 3:04 p.m. CST

    I thought the first one was ok

    by Jaster

    I had several issues with it. Jerry O'Connell was playing a cartoon character. He seemed to think he was in a completely different movie than the casual way everyone else played their roles. I really hated that performance and was damn glad when he got ate. The 3D was crap. There is an early scene in particular where the camera goes by a chain link fence but the 3D doesn't resolve the open gaps in the fence and it turns into a blurry mess. Aja saying you can't physically shoot 3D on the water because of reflections is total horseshit. The fact that they are shooting Piranha 3DD natively in 3D is testament to that, let alone Jaws 3D. The attack at the end got too dark. I didn't think any of the deaths were funny, they were just nasty and sort of despiriting. I just didn't think it was an interesting enough story. And maybe that's a stupid issue to have with a film called Piranha 3D, but I felt far more involved in the story of the original film. I think Piranha 3D spent too much time jumping around between charaters to really make us care for any of them. That one chick was SOOOO fucking hawt in it. Totally sucks she got killed because she would be a draw right out of the gate for a sequel. I just don't think Aja handled the tone right. It was supposed to be campy fun like Planet Terror or something and I think he played it too straight for that. The only one "trying" and let me emphasize TRYING to go for a campy tone was O'Connell and he just came off as annoying. I'm a huge fan of Haute Tension but unfortunately I haven't seen Aja make a great film since. Piranha 3D is "good", but only just.

  • May 12, 2011, 3:05 p.m. CST

    Needs more Elizabeth Shue in those sheriff pants

    by Bass Ackwards

    And more Adam Scott, just cause everything could use more Adam Scott.

  • May 12, 2011, 3:05 p.m. CST

    If you want to see The Hangover II, you are stupid.

    by Jaster

    Had to be said.

  • May 12, 2011, 3:21 p.m. CST


    by Box_Bruceleitner

    Was at the movies last night, during the ads/pre-show trivia before the flick started there was a small feature on The Hangover II and the narrator actually said "...the most anticipated sequel of all time". I wanted to hit something.

  • May 12, 2011, 3:29 p.m. CST

    Loved the first one.

    by DocPazuzu

    It was so shameless and over the top. I have to disagree with Fett regarding the tone of the film. I thought it hit the right notes all the way through. A comparison could be made with Shoot 'Em Up (even if it's a different genre), which tried to go for the tone of movies like The Transporter. The difference between Piranha 3D and Shoot 'Em Up is that the latter fails miserably and comes off as smug and condescending while Piranha 3D was both a funny homage and a cheesy, sleazy B-horror in its own right. <p> Bring on the tits and fishy mayhem of Piranha 3DD!

  • May 12, 2011, 3:32 p.m. CST

    I kept waiting for The Hangover to get funny...

    by Jaster

    I waited...and I waited.... There was plenty of horrendously stupid shit like teh Mike Tyson Cameo and the incredibly offensive asian stereotype guy, but funny stuff? I didn't see any. I was thinking about blind-buying that Blu-ray because of the hype. SO glad I Netflixed it instead. Now Hot Tub Time Machine was a pleasant surprise. I don't know quite how a sequel would work but the original is a great time.

  • May 12, 2011, 3:35 p.m. CST


    by DocPazuzu

    You really are the lamest troll ever. Why do you even bother? Everyone hates you. Oh, wait...

  • May 12, 2011, 3:41 p.m. CST

    Incredibly offensive asain stereotype guy

    by Box_Bruceleitner

    Oh look, he's BACK! Why? I have no idea, it makes zero sense that he is in the sequel, he was the worst part about the original. Now, I'm not shitting all over the first, I actually did enjoy it and laughed quite a bit however Hot Tub Time Machine is definitely the better movie.

  • May 12, 2011, 3:48 p.m. CST


    by DocPazuzu

    Yes, you do. And it's all bad.

  • May 12, 2011, 3:49 p.m. CST

    That video is sooooooo creepy.

    by Breotan

    Yep, the sight of ol' grandpa Hass chasing teenage girls around has the creep-o-meter pinging deep into the red.

  • May 12, 2011, 4:05 p.m. CST

    Applaud Ving Rhames!

    by bah

  • May 12, 2011, 4:08 p.m. CST

    First one is a blast to grossout people

    by Knobules

    My wife walked downstairs with a big plate of eggs and meat and sat down just as the massive splatterfest started. She got up and walked right out.

  • May 12, 2011, 4:16 p.m. CST

    Gary Busey's teeth don't require 3D glasses

    by Mel

  • May 12, 2011, 4:23 p.m. CST

    "see Scot Pilgrim 500 times. "

    by DocPazuzu

    Captain Non Sequitur strikes again.

  • May 12, 2011, 4:42 p.m. CST

    I thought ""...the most anticipated sequel of all time" was Tranformers 3

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    tee hee hee

  • May 12, 2011, 4:44 p.m. CST

    And I wholeheartedly agree. The hangover is the most

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    overrated movie of recent years. So it made a ton of money..make me laugh motherfuckers.

  • May 12, 2011, 5:12 p.m. CST

    I thought Serenity was the most overrated?


    You retards named Ryan sure get confused fast.

  • May 12, 2011, 5:13 p.m. CST

    Oh, should I watch Ghost Hunters 500 times?


  • May 12, 2011, 5:28 p.m. CST

    We need more good hockey movies

    by Box_Bruceleitner

    I'm in playoff mode right now and all we really have is Slap Shot and Miracle. Fuck football and baseball movies, moar hockey, MOAR!!!

  • You contrarian douche bags can stick with Scott Pilgrim and Tron. Funny is funny, and just because Hangover was a huge hit with the masses doesn't make it overrated. It's a great comedy with great characters.

  • May 12, 2011, 5:41 p.m. CST

    I wouldn't say The Hangover is overrated

    by Box_Bruceleitner

    I liked it but I do feel a sequel is completely unnecessary. Scott Pilgrim though, that is one movie I just don't get, it looks great but the main character is such an asshole I can not root for him during the fights, they tried to make cheating on someone "cute" which is fucking idiotic.

  • May 12, 2011, 5:47 p.m. CST

    Oh man, Ryan! YEAH!



  • and ask him weird questions about his sexuality just to feel like he has a connection with somebody. Because he's never been in a relationship.

  • May 12, 2011, 5:53 p.m. CST

    Harassing someone over the Internet

    by Box_Bruceleitner

    Does it get any more pointless?

  • May 12, 2011, 5:55 p.m. CST


    by The Krypton Kid

  • May 12, 2011, 6:02 p.m. CST

    RE: Richard Dreyfuss

    by marvin lanier

    Really Mattman? i thought it was a pretty good cameo- here is the guy who played in jaws- wearing the same outfit, embodying the same mannerisms, drunk on a boat, drinking amity beer (which kicks off the movie)- singing that ole' folk song. Armed with the knowledge that the original Piranha was a shameless rip off of jaws... and they got him to reprise his role as a guy named Matt. The row boat is a direct link to his childhood story of a shark that he caught- this time he doesn't survive. Also- to top it off he comes back in a similar fashion as Ed Gardner. I thought it was a fine cameo.

  • May 12, 2011, 6:09 p.m. CST

    "I'm to [sic] classy to do anything like that."


    Who cares?

  • May 12, 2011, 6:09 p.m. CST

    Oh and Braindrain is retarded



  • May 12, 2011, 6:39 p.m. CST

    Where you wish you could be!


    (Without wetting yourself)

  • May 12, 2011, 8:06 p.m. CST

    Wasn't Ving Rhames eaten by the Piranha in the last one?

    by planetran_fan

  • May 12, 2011, 8:25 p.m. CST

    No comment.

    by Yelsaeb

  • May 12, 2011, 10:44 p.m. CST

    Hey Im sorta new here

    by Clarence_Boddickers_Optometrist

    But this Braindrain sure comes off as a surly little prick doesn't he? Debating if I should just continue to skip over his posts or admire the guy for how blatantly he gets off on annoying the fuck outta everyone on here. Probably the former as shit-talking behind a keyboard is akin to pissing in the wind.

  • May 12, 2011, 11:54 p.m. CST

    Lol, Ryan crawled back in hours later. Pussy.


  • May 13, 2011, 12:05 a.m. CST

    Gary Busey! Yes!!

    by Freddie Miller

    I second Gary Busey having a major role.

  • May 13, 2011, 6:07 a.m. CST


    by Darth Busey

  • May 13, 2011, 6:07 a.m. CST


    by Darth Busey

  • May 13, 2011, 3:35 p.m. CST

    Gary Busey as the Piranha


  • May 13, 2011, 10:30 p.m. CST

    Did we ACTUALLY see Ving Rhames die?

    by Big Dumb Ape

    I remember going into PIRANHA 3D with the hope that it would simply be a late-summer goofy movie. Unfortunately, in the end, it was all over the map in terms of the direction... the acting... the tone... plus the 3D effects were very hit and miss. Which was especially disappointing given all the pre-hype how it had been "specifically planned" for 3D. Anyway, I only saw the movie once, but as for Ving Rhames did we ACTUALLY see him die? I can't remember. I recall him using a whirling boat motor to slice at piranha...and him then buckling in the waist deep water as the fishies went for his legs... ...But didn't he sort of just START to sink into the water more? The gag being that the fish were slowly eating his legs off? Or am I remembering that wrong and they DID show his body going full into the water, to be consumed? The reason I bring it up is because the obvious way to bring him back would be with prosthetic legs (or even in a wheelchair ). At which point they could simply say that as he was starting to go under, one of the college kids in a boat or raft or whatever grabbed him and pulled him to safety...