Kelly Osbourne joins Sharknado 2 cast

Last updated 10:27 17/02/2014
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IN A SHARKNADO: Kelly Osbourne

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Chainsaws at the ready: the sequel to cult phenomenon Sharknado gets rolling in New York next week, with Kelly Osbourne, 30 Rock's Judah Friedlander, Judd Hirsch (from '70s-'80s TV show Taxi) and Kill Bill's Vivica A. Fox confirmed as joining the shark-battling fray.

The brilliantly and entirely accurately titled Sharknado 2: The Second One will see the original's stars Tara Reid and Ian Ziering fighting to save New York as another freak storm hits, showering the city and its iconic landmarks with killer sharks.

Also signed up for the sequel are comic Andy Dick and Sugar Ray singer Mark McGrath.

With a nod to in-jokes, Fox - who once appeared on Ziering's show Beverly Hills, 90210 - will play Zeiring's old school friend in the sequel, while Hirsch will play a cab driver. Osbourne will play an air hostess.

Friedlander and Osbourne aside, the cast of Z-listers lining up is entirely fitting for the TV disaster movie which became one of the biggest and most surprising social media events of last year.

Cheaply made, badly acted and scripted, and with a plot that starts at ridiculous and deteriorates from there, Sharknado won over countless fans with its shamelessly dedicated approach to bad filmmaking.

On its debut SyFy screening in the US, it picked up about 5000 tweets a minute, sparking multiple repeats and fast-tracking to TV networks and cinemas worldwide.

Paul Bales from Sharknado's production company, the Asylum, has said of the sequel: "Can lightning strike twice? I don't know, but it's a scientific fact that you're more likely to be killed by lightning than by a shark. This film will have lightning and sharks, so that's got to count for something."

Sharknado 2 will screen in the US in July.

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- Sydney Morning Herald

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