Pamela Anderson in 'Barb Wire'.

Pamela Anderson in 'Barb Wire'. Photo: Gramercy Pictures.


  • Pamela Anderson is joining the cast of the new ‘Naked Gun’ Movie.
  • Liam Neeson is taking the lead for the film.
  • Paramount is backing the untitled movie.

As Priscilla Presley is to Leslie Nielsen, so Pamela Anderson is to Liam Neeson? That’s the plan for the team behind the new take on the spoof-tastic ‘The Naked Gun’ movies.

The new film, which has Seth MacFarlane as an executive producer, has been coming together relatively quickly, with Neeson aboard to star and now Anderson taking the female lead.

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What’s the story of ‘The Naked Gun’?

Leslie Nielsen in 'he Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!'

Leslie Nielsen in 'he Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!' Photo: Paramount Pictures.

The three ‘Naked Gun’ movies starred Nielsen as the bumbling, straight-laced cop Frank Drebin. Released in 1988, 1991 and 1994, they’re drawn from David Zucker, brother Jerry, Jim Abrams and Pat Proft’s comedy series ‘Police Squad!’ which introduced Drebin as an LAPD detective. He’s a great cop, but usually accidentally, and the movies, like the series, are crammed with jokes.

Also starring Presley and Ricardo Montalban, ‘The Naked Gun’ followed a plot to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II during a visit to Los Angeles. There is mind control, a baseball game and O.J. Simpson as a fellow officer.

There are no concrete details about what the story will be for the new movie, but the original script came from Mark Hentemann and Alec Sulkin. And for now, we don’t have an official title, just ‘Untitled Naked Gun Movie’, which is far from inspiring.

Who is making the new ‘Naked Gun’ movie?

Akiva Schaffer, who last directed successful Disney+ movie ‘Chip ‘N Dale: Rescue Rangers’ teamed back up with writers Dan Gregor and Doug Mand, who penned that film, to create their own draft.

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Does Pamela Anderson have the comedy chops for the role?

Pamela Anderson in 'Pamela, a love story.'

Pamela Anderson in 'Pamela, a love story.' Photo: Courtesy of Netflix © 2023.

Outside of the occasionally unintendedly funny ‘Baywatch’ (which helped make her a big star on TV) Anderson certainly has experience with comedy, having appeared in the spoofy likes of ‘Scary Movie 3’ and ‘Superhero Movie’. She also briefly popped in –– though might rather wish to forget –– the ill-fated movie based on ‘Baywatch’ that starred Dwayne Johnson.

But ‘The Naked Gun’ will be on a different level.

Yet, like Neeson, who follows in the footsteps of Nielsen as an actor who was better known for their dramatic work before turning their hand to the madness of Drebin, can anyone truly say that they knew Priscilla Presley would tap into her funny bone quite as well as she did for the original trilogy.

Plus, between the likes of MacFarlane, Schaffer and the rest, the movie itself is certainly in the hands of people with proven comedy track records.

When will the new ‘Naked Gun’ movie be in theaters?

Paramount has scheduled the new movie for July 18th, 2025.

Leslie Nielsen in 'he Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!'

Leslie Nielsen in 'he Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!' Photo: Paramount Pictures.

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