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First Look: Bill and Ted Face the Music

Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves from Bill & Ted Face the Music. Photo courtesy of Orion Pictures.

It's been 30 years since the release of Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, the now beloved comedy starring Alex Winter as Bill S. Preston Esq. and Keanu Reeves as Ted Theodore Logan. Bill and Ted, the seemingly dumb but lovable BFFs set off on a most bodacious adventure through time. Aided by a time traveling phone booth and Rufus, a guide from the future, the duo must gather historical figures to pass their presentation to secure their partnership and safe the future of mankind.

The film was met with lukewarm reviews in its initial release but was a sleeper hit in earning $40m at the box office against a $6.5m budget and spawned a sequel, Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey. Time has been kind to the legacy of Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure as it has become a cult-classic, thanks largely to the mega success of Keanu Reeves.

In this long-awaited, third installment of them film, Bill & Ted (Winter and Reeves),

now middle-aged, must travel through time once again to fulfill their rock and roll destiny. Along the way, they will be helped by their daughters, a new batch of historical figures, and a few music legends — to seek the song that will set their world right and bring harmony in the universe.

Bridgette Lundy-Paine, Kid Cudi, Samara Weaving from Bill & Ted Face the Music. Photo courtesy of Orion Pictures.

Along with Reeves and Winter, William Sadler reprises his role as Death from Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey, and Bridgette Lundy-Paine (Downsizing) and Samara Weaving (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri) join as Bill and Ted's daughters respectively. Also joining the cast Kid Cudi, Kristen Schaal, Anthony Carrigan , Erinn Hayes, Jayma Mays, Jillian Bell, Holland Taylor, Beck Bennett, William Sadler, Hal Landon Jr. and Amy Stoch.

Bill & Ted Face the Music is directed by Dean Parisot (Galaxy Quest), from a screenplay by Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon (Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey) - and produced by Scott Kroopf, Alex Lebovici, and Steve Ponce.

Orion Pictures presents Bill & Ted Face the Music, in theaters everywhere on August 21, 2020.

Keanu Reeves, William Sadler, Alex Winter from Bill & Ted Face the Music. Photo courtesy of Orion Pictures.

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