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Just when you thought the skies were free of flying sharks here comes SHARKNADO 4: THE 4TH AWAKENS. The crazy and over the top franchise is gearing up for it's Summer return to SyFy. Not only have they released a parody poster of STAR WARS, they have also announced a long list of cameo appearances for the upcoming film.
Up first we have Stacey Dash, who will be playing the mayor of Chicago. Other cameo appearances include Cynthia Bailey, Robert Herjavec, Kym Johnson, TV host Carrie Keagan, T’Keyah Crystal Keymah, and Baywatch stars Gena Lee Nolin and Alexandra Paul taking on roles of Astro-X rocket scientists and astrophysicists.
Benjy Bronk will play a morning show host, Duane Chapman (Dog the Bounty Hunter) is playing the part of a chainsaw dealer. Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts will be the manager of the Shark World hotel, Frank Mir will be head of security, and Corey Taylor of Slipknot is playing one of the security guards.
David Faustino will be a Las Vegas gambler, Lori Greiner will be a home-shopping guru, Dr. Drew Pinsky will be a pastor, and Patti Stanger plays the part of a reporter.
Playing themselves will be Vince Neil of Motley Crue, Wayne Newton, and Todd, Savannah and Grayson Chrisley of the television show CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST.
The regular cast is made up of Ian Ziering and Tara Reid as shark fighters Fin Shepard and April Wexler, David Hasselhoff as Fin's father Colonel Gil Shepard, and Ryan Newman as Fin and April's daughter Claudia. Also joining them are Tommy Davidson as Aston Reynolds, the playboy billionaire CEO of tech company Astro-X; Gary Busey as April's father Wilford Wexler, a scientist taking part in the development of an Astro-X energy system that can stop the formation of tornadoes; Cody Linley as Fin and April's son Matt, now in the Army; Imani Hakim as Matt's friend and fellow soldier Gabrielle; Masiela Lusha as Fin's cousin Gemini; and Cheryl Tiegs as Fin's mother Raye.
Anthony C. Ferrante returns as director and the script was written by Thunder Levin.
"Five years after the East Coast was ravaged in “Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!” Fin, his family and the cosmos have been blissfully sharknado-free in the intervening years, but now sharks – and ‘nados! – are being whipped up in places (and ways) least expected..."
The fate of Tara Reid's character April in the film was voted on by fans via Twitter with hashtags being #AprilLives and #AprilDies.
SHARKNADO 4: THE 4TH AWAKENS will air July 31st on SyFy.