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Paul Scheer and Ving Rhames Play Newfound BFFs in ‘Piranha 3DD’

With FX bringing the team back for more “League” this fall (10:30 p.m. Oct. 6 on FX), Star News Online caught up with “Human Giant” comedian Paul Scheer who revealed that he’s become BFFs with Ving Rhames in Dimension Films’ Piranha 3DD, which was directed by John Gulagar for release Thanksgiving weekend.

In Alex Aja’s Piranha 3D, Scheer played sleazy photographer Drew Cunningham who apparently did survive last year’s campy 3D gore-fest, and, amazingly, so did Deputy Fallon, played by Ving Rhames.

According to the story, “Scheer did film a death scene for the original, but it was left on the cutting room floor, so his character’s fate was unresolved. But everyone can be forgiven for thinking Rhames’ character, who went down in a outboard motor-swinging blaze of glory, was fish food.

But, Scheer says, somehow both characters are back. And somehow they’ve become friends in between movies, likely bonding over their ordeal, which has left the good deputy terrified of H2O.

I’m trying to get him back into the water,” Scheer said, which is how the two characters end up at a water park (played in the film by Jungle Rapids) where “things go wrong.

Scheer said he and Rhames crammed six scenes into their busy day of filming, and that he and Rhames don’t spend much time with the film’s other stars, which include Danielle Panabaker, David Hasselhoff and Katrina Bowden.

It’s almost like short film throughout the movie,” Scheer said of his scenes with Rhames. “It’s our little journey. We don’t interact with any of the other main characters – just us on this crazy journey during a piranha attack.

The Big Wet Water Park gets INSANE on November 23.

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