Leon Schuster back for more pranks

2013-07-10 10:43
Shaheema Barodien
Johannesburg - South Africa's favourite prankster Leon Schuster is plotting his return to the big screen with his new "top secret" movie Schuks! Your Country Needs You, which has wrapped filming in Johannesburg.

The movie follows in the SA box office king's comedy tradition which sets up hidden camera pranks and catches out ordinary South Africans – as well as some familiar faces.

The movie will be Schuster's second co-production with the Walt Disney Company, which also marketed and distributed his hot comedy Mad Buddies, which was released in June 2012.

Schuks! Your Country Needs You reunites Schuster with his long-time collaborators director Gray Hofmeyr, producer Andre Scholtz and actor Alfred "Shorty" Ntombela.

'More, bigger, better pranks'

The movie also stars SA comedian Rob van Vuuren, who had a memorable cameo in Schuster's last candid camera flick Schuks Tshabalala's Survival Guide to South Africa, as well as actress Laré Birk.

"I am especially excited to deliver some much-needed laughter to South African audiences," said Schuster about his new film. "We're about as culturally diverse as a country can be, but we all share a common sense of humour - and if making people laugh means I need to get klapped a few times, it's worth it!" he added.

Schuks! Your Country Needs You also marks Hofmeyr's eighth time as both director and co-writer of a Schuster film.

"Although audiences are familiar with the laugh-a-minute format of past prank-filled Schuster films, we can guarantee that this one has more, bigger and better pranks than we ever dared pull off before," he said.

Schuks! Your Country Needs You is set for release on 29 November 2013 and will be distributed by The Walt Disney Company Africa under the Touchstone Pictures banner.


  • Dinos Kaparos - 2013-07-10 10:52

    Lekker oom Leon. "Ja ou Jan, hyt ook nou so laat hier aangekom". "Roep ja, praat ek luister". "Was AL by Sun City". Stick to pranks. Mad Buddies was dalk die swakste fliek ooit in die geskiedenis van flieks.

  • Jean Tredoux - 2013-07-10 10:53

    Some people just don't know when to retire!!!

      Kwajo Musa - 2013-07-10 12:39

      I can't wait for this, Sir Leon Schuster. Please let it be this December fall.

      Kwajo Musa - 2013-07-10 12:47

      Just like naked gun man, the late Lesley. @ Jean Tredoux so there is no age limit.

      Coenraad Van Der Westhuizen - 2013-07-10 14:38

      Lesley Nielsen was funnier.

  • Clinton Prins - 2013-07-10 10:55

    Can't wait ! Love all his prank movies . . .

      Jean Tredoux - 2013-07-10 11:10


      Clinton Prins - 2013-07-10 12:08

      Some of it are real . . .

  • Mpsa Lerete - 2013-07-10 11:06

    COOL,can't wait.I really like this guy s work

  • Sheilan Clarke - 2013-07-10 11:07

    Stop it.

  • Piet Phetheni - 2013-07-10 11:12

    Ou Shucks! Cant wait! Kyk net hoe word hulle weer uit gevang. Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha its a joke man look there is the camera.

  • Klipkop de Groote - 2013-07-10 11:12

    Schuks! did he also get that doll hair implants like Jacques Kallis and Steve Hofmeyer? Sucks!

  • patrick.masseyhicks - 2013-07-10 11:19

    He doesn't do real pranks. Everything is scripted. Not funny

  • Alta Steyn - 2013-07-10 11:36

    After his last movie, he should rather consider retirement. Jy het dit eenvoudig nie meer nie, Leon. Sorry.

  • Jt Goba - 2013-07-10 11:50

    Criticism “he must retire” blah blah. Bring it on Leon

  • Mahlatse Patience - 2013-07-10 12:06

    Lol...lol..ai this man is very funny man.....i like him.can't wait

  • Jay Hull - 2013-07-10 12:30

    Time to retire Leon, the last movie I really enjoyed was Mr Bones, you had your day day, it's over now, Mad Buddies was total and utter crap

  • Yvonne Lennert - 2013-07-10 14:48

    I am Leon's BIGGEST fan!!! Can't wait for the movie.

      Nokulunga Nobel - 2013-07-10 20:18

      Oh gosh,can't wait 4 the movie.

  • Carol-Anne Swart - 2013-07-10 16:36

    Please not another embarrasing movie !!!

  • Thobelani Thobelani - 2013-07-10 20:25

    lion now you are old i think you will be moro meatured to your pranks.

  • Thobelani Thobelani - 2013-07-10 20:25

    lion now you are old i think you will be moro meatured to your pranks.

  • Thobelani Thobelani - 2013-07-10 20:27

    lion now you are old i think you will be moro meatured to your pranks.

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