Bert Kreischer has a lot of great stories in his act, but his most viral story is no doubt the one where he gets entangled with the Russian Mafia when he was in college.
While the premise of the story is good enough to make a movie by itself, Sony Pictures and Kreischer have teamed up to tell a fictional continuation that will bring Kreischer back to Russia alongside a coked-up Mark Hamill.
Watch the trailer for The Machine:
Here’s the official description:
Set 23 years after the original story which inspired it, The Machine finds Bert Kreischer facing familial crisis and the arrival of his estranged father (Mark Hamill) when the ghost of his booze-soaked past arrives: a murderous mobster (Iva Babić) hellbent on kidnapping Bert back to the motherland to atone for his crimes. Together, he and his father must retrace the steps of his younger self (Jimmy Tatro) in the midst of a war between a sociopathic crime family while they attempt to find common ground.
Just in case you need a refresher of what happened when Kreischer first came to Russia, you can check out the story here:
While Kreischer is going to be playing himself in the movie, there are certainly going to be a lot of more made-up elements in the film when it comes to Kreischer’s family life. In the movie, Kreischer has an estranged father, but in Kreischer’s stand-up act, he always has weird stories to tell about his old man and meeting up with him every now and again. Are we going to meet his wife and kids as well? Because Kreischer definitely gets a lot of material from his daughter Ila.
Watch out for The Machine when it comes to cinemas on May 25.