Actor Anthony Carrigan, who is best known for his brilliant portrayal of NoHo Hank in the HBO dark comedy series Barry, is officially joining the cast of the next film in the Bill & Ted series—and per THR, he’ll be playing the villain.
While the story around Carrigan’s character remains under wraps, many will be excited to hear that he’s jumping onboard as the zany duo’s adversary throughout Bill & Ted Face the Music.
The film, which is now in production, will be helmed by Dean Parisot (Galaxy Quest), and was written by the original screenwriters of the first two Bill & Ted films, Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon.
Also included in the cast alongside returning stars Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter are William Sadler, Samara Weaving, Brigette Lundy-Paine and Scott Mescudi (aka Kid Cudi).
Check out the film’s official synopsis:
When we last met Bill and Ted they were time-traveling teenagers trying to pass history class and win the battle of the bands. Once prophesized to save the universe with their rock and roll, middle age and the responsibilities of family have caught up with these two best friends who have not yet fulfilled their destiny. They’ve written thousands of tunes, but they have yet to write a good one, much less the greatest song ever written. With the fabric of time and space tearing around them, a visitor from the future warns our heroes that only their song can save life as we know it. Out of luck and fresh out of inspiration, Bill and Ted set out on a time travel adventure to seek the song that will set their world right and bring harmony in the universe as we know it. Together with the aid of their daughters, a new crop of historical figures, and some sympathetic music legends, Bill and Ted find much, much more than just a song.
Bill & Ted Face the Music is slated for release next August. Stay tuned.