The drop in the value of the pound following the Brexit vote has hit plans to make Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie 2…
Well, talk about consequences and fallout. Following the UK’s vote to leave the European Union just a few weeks ago (and doesn’t it feel like longer than that already), one or two things that hadn’t been predicted in the volley of political exchanges have come to pass.
But who saw this coming: the Brexit vote has thrown the sequel to Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie into doubt.
Chatting to The Sun, the creator and star of the show, Brendan O’Carroll, has revealed that “we were planning to do it this year but the numbers weren’t right”.
And it’s Brexit to blame. “The Brexit drop in Sterling makes it a lot more expensive for the studio than it would have been previously”. That said, once the currency situation stabilises, conversations about making the sequel will continue, it seems.
“The plot and outline are there and ready to go”, O’Carroll confirmed. “We know what’s going to happen and how we’re going to do it”.
The original movie brought in £20m at the box office, on something close to a shoestring budget. The team behind the film need ten months’ notice to get a sequel going, and thus far, they’ve not been given it. Those eagerly awaiting Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie 2 may have to cross their fingers and hope the currency markets stabilise.