The cast of The Goonies have announced that they are officially doing a reunion!
The childhood classic movie is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year, and to celebrate, Josh Brolin (Brand), Kerri Green (Andy), Corey Feldman (Mouth), Ke Huy Quan (Data), Martha Plimpton (Stef), and Jeff Cohen (Chunk) are all getting back together.
The announcement reads:
“The Goonies‘ plot offers us a timeless tale of history under threat when the “Goon Docks” neighborhood of Astoria is about to be foreclosed upon by greedy businessmen. Astin’s Mikey Walsh manages to convince a band of kids from the area to step up and prevent the foreclosure by hunting a mythical treasure he finds noted on a map, which seems to point to the burial place of legendary pirate One-Eyed Willy and his ship. The Goonies itself will likely never share the same fate as the Goon Docks might have – in 2017, it was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress,
“Though remakes, reboots and sequels have been in abundance over the last couple of decades, The Goonies has somehow always eluded that fate, but not through lack of trying. Corey Feldman told US magazine (via CinemaBlend) that he and Astin had pitched The Goonies 2 some time ago to the original film-making trio, but they were told that it would require a bigger budget than they could net.
“Sean Astin and I actually wrote a pitch, a treatment of about 10 pages that we took into [director] Richard Donner and a representative of [screenwriter] Chris Columbus and Steven [Spielberg],” Feldman confirmed. “We pitched it and Donner loved it, but he said it was too expensive an idea.”
Josh Gad, star of Beauty And The Beast and Avenue 5, announced that the whole cast will be getting back together on his YouTube channel at 9am PT/12pm ET on April 27.
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