The boys of Hanson will make their acting debut in a gig at the Mayan Theater in Los Angeles on Wednesday (May 30) as part of the filming for Touchstone Pictures’ Frank McKlusky, C.I., due in theaters in 2002.
The members of Hanson will play themselves in a concert scene in which the movie’s main character, Frank McKlusky, is chasing down an alleged insurance fraud culprit at a Hanson show.
Frank McKlusky, C.I., is a comedy about an overenthusiastic insurance claims adjuster and includes appearances by Randy Quaid, Andy Richter, Adam Carolla, Chyna, Kevin Farley, Tracy Morgan, Scott Baio, Emmanuel Lewis, and Lou Ferrigno, among others. The film also stars musician-actress Dolly Parton, who plays McKlusky’s overprotective mother.
Meanwhile, Hanson will enter a Los Angeles studio in two to three weeks to begin recording the follow-up to 2000’s This Time Around. The boys haven’t lined up a producer yet, but they have worked on some songs with Matthew Sweet and ex-New Radical Gregg Alexander.
The trio will likely appear on the soundtrack to Frank McKlusky, C.I., but the deal was not yet confirmed at press time.