Pamela Anderson Set to Star in “Naked Gun” Remake Opposite Liam Neeson

Pamela Anderson is ready to join another iconic franchise.

Anderson is set to star opposite Liam Neeson in Paramount’s upcoming Naked Gun remake, which will revise the crime caper comedies from the late 1980s and early 90s. Anderson adds immediate star power to the revival, which made headlines back in February when Neeson was announced as the lead. It was an especially interesting bit of casting considering Neeson’s made a late-ish turn in his career to playing ruthlessly efficient types with very particular sets of skills—it’ll be interesting to see him playing a bumbling detective prone to hilarious catastrophes, especially now that Anderson will be one of his main screen partners.

The reboot comes from director Akiva Schaffer, a longtime Saturday Night Live writer and director of the deliriously funny Andy Samberg-led Pop Star: Never Stop Never Stopping. Schaffer directs from a script he co-wrote with Dan Gregor and Doug Mand, the trio behind Disney+’s Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers. Seth McFarlane is on board as a producer. 

The original Naked Gun franchise, written by Jerry Zucker, David Zucker, and Jim Abrahams, was based on their television series Police Squad! Although the series was short-lived (6 episodes), Leslie Nielsen was pitch-perfect as the hapless yet oddly effective detective Frank Drebin. 

While the story is being kept in the evidence room, it’s been reported that Neeson will play Drebin, and Anderson will play a role similar to the one played by Priscilla Presley in the original film, Drebin’s love interest.

Leslie Nielsen is seduced by Anna Nicole Smith in a scene from the film ‘Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult’, 1994. (Photo by Paramount/Getty Images)

Anderson’s career has gone from the pages of Playboy to the beaches of Baywatch to her big-screen debut in Barb Wire, an adaptation of a comic book. She went on to star in the Sony TV series V.I.P. as a hot dog stand employee turned bodyguard (what a premise!), the horror satire Scary Movie 3, and more. She was also the focus of a recent Netflix documentary, Pamela, A Love Story, which aired after Hulu’s Pam & Tommy, which featured Lily James as Anderson. With Naked Gun, Anderson takes yet another interesting turn in her long and fruitful career.

Paramount has their new Naked Gun set to premiere on July 18, 2025.

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Featured image: HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 30: Pamela Anderson attends the premiere of Netflix’s “Pamela, a love story” at TUDUM Theater on January 30, 2023 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)


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