'Toni Erdmann' Star Joins German 'Fack Ju Gohte' Franchise

┬ęGerman Films/Mathias Bothor
Sandra Huller

Acclaimed actress Sandra Huller will play a teacher in the third film in the hugely successful, if crude, comedy franchise.

Toni Erdmann star Sandra Huller has joined the cast of Fack Ju Gohte 3, the third and final entry in the massively successful German schooldays comedy franchise directed by Bora Dagtekin.

Huller, who played driven businesswoman Ines Conradi in Maren Ade's Oscar-nominated Toni Erdmann, will play a sharp-tongued teacher in Fack Ju Gohte 3, alongside franchise regulars Elyas M'Barek and Corinna Harfouch.

The Fack Ju Gohte films have been huge hits in German-speaking Europe. The first two movies sold 15.1 million tickets, grossing $150 million. The films follow a petty criminal turned schoolteacher (M'Barek) who uses his street smarts to win over a class of education-resistant pupils.

The role is unusual for Huller, who is best known as a theater actress and for her roles in art house films. In addition to Toni Erdmann, she's starred in Hans-Christian Schmid's Requiem, for which she won the Berlin Film Festival's best actress prize in 2006; in Nanouk Leopold's Brownian Movement (2010); and, in 2014, in Jessica Hausner's Amour Fou.

Constantin Film is producing Fack Ju Gohte 3. The film is set to begin shooting this Spring and will hit German cinemas Oct. 26.


 

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