(December 11, 2002 – Burbank, CA) – Filming commenced on December 2 in Los Angeles on “The Whole Ten Yards,” the sequel to the 2000 hit comedy “The Whole Nine Yards,” for Franchise Pictures. Reprising their roles from “The Whole Nine Yards” are stars Bruce Willis, Matthew Perry, Amanda Peet, Natasha Henstridge and Kevin Pollak. Under the helm of director Howard Deutch (“The Replacements”), “The Whole Ten Yards” reunites the unlikely pair of hitman Jimmy “The Tulip” Tudeski (Bruce Willis) and hapless dentist Nicholas “Oz” Oseransky (Matthew Perry). Thanks to falsified dental records supplied by his former neighbor Oz, Jimmy now spends his days compulsively cleaning his house and perfecting his culinary skills with his wife Jill (Amanda Peet), a purported assassin who has yet to pull off a clean hit. Suddenly, an uninvited and unwelcome connection to their past unexpectedly shows up on Jimmy and Jill’s doorstep: it’s Oz, and he’s begging them to help him rescue his wife from a Hungarian mob. Together, they’ll have to go the whole nine yards – and then some – to manage the mounting Mafioso mayhem. “The Whole Ten Yards” is produced by Arnold Rifkin, Elie Samaha, David Willis and Alan Kaufman, from a screenplay by George Gallo and Mitchell Kapner. The executive producers are Tracee Stanley and Andrew Stevens. “The Whole Ten Yards” will be shot entirely in the Los Angeles area and will be distributed domestically and in select international territories by Warner Bros. Pictures, an AOL Time Warner Company.
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