The sequel to Nick Giannopoulos’ 2000 hit The Wog Boy has recently secured some big names for its cast. Alongside Nick himself and Vince Colosimo, former Hercules star Kevin Sorbo will be joining the crew of the much anticipated feature The King of Mykonos.
Zeta Makripoulia, Australian AFI Award nominee Alex Dimitriades (Underbelly, The Heartbreak Kid) and Italian actress Cosima Coppola will also star in the sequel.
Giannopoulos is extremely enthusiastic to have signed up Sorbo for his next instalment to The Wog Boy saga, “I am honoured to be able to bring Hercules back to Greece.
Kevin Sorbo is a terrific actor who is well known and loved throughout the world for his syndicated TV series and his comedy films,” he says.
With reference to the ladies, Nick dotes on his leading goddesses, “Zeta Makripoulia is the Nicole Kidman of Greece. She has starred in two of the most successful Greek films in the past three years.
Cosima Coppola has one of the most famous surnames in the film business, and just as much talent as her namesakes.
She is a big star on Italian TV and will be making her feature film debut in The Kings of Mykonos…”
The film will return some hilarious characters from the original picture, including Steve and Frank. The storyline follows the boys on a journey to Mykonos where Steve discovers he has inherited a beach on the island that is worth millions.
Multiple award-winning director Peter Andrikidis is has been signed on to direct The King of Mykonos. Andrikidis is best known for his work on the underworld crime series Underbelly, which also starred Colosimo and Dimitriades.
When speaking of Dimitriades, Giannopoulos is most proud to have one of his best mates involved in the project, “I am absolutely rapt to have him by my side playing ‘Mihali’ the smooth-talking, immaculately dressed, richest man in Mykonos. Alex possesses enormous comedic skill as an actor and is a fantastic addition to our amazing cast.”
The Wog Boy was one of Australia’s most successful comedies of all time. It grossed $13.4 million when it was released in 2000 and has been seen by over 7 million viewers.