‘Smile 2’; Release Date Australia, Plot, Cast, Trailer & More

Here's what we know so far.

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Smile 2, the sequel to the first Smile movie, has us speculating about what might unfold in the next instalment. Smile shows us the story of Dr. Rose Cotter, who must find out how to escape from a demon within a week. Having witnessed the death of her patient, death comes knocking too and she must find possible means to survive.

The movie is lined up with endless possibilities though unconfirmed. Fans are buzzing with questions about Dr. Rose’s confrontation with the demon and the potential introduction of new characters. We will have to wait and see what the creators of Smile 2 have in store for us. Meanwhile, the movie is based on Finn’s Short Film, Laura Hasn’t Slept.

Smile 2 Quick Facts

Release Date:18 October 2024
Runtime:TBA
Director:Parker Finn
Stars:Naomi Scott, Lukas Gage, Raúl Castillo, Kyle Gallner, Rosemarie DeWitt, Cassidy Casablancas, Dylan Gelula and Miles Gutierrez-Riley.

Smile 2 Cast

Smile 2 Cast
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Kyle Gallner will be playing the role of Joel, a police detective who dated the main character Rose Cotter. Other confirmed actors with undisclosed roles are Naomi Scott (Power Rangers), Lukas Gage (Euphoria), and Rosemarie DeWitt (La La Land). Dylan Gelula, Raúl Castillo, Cassidy Casablancas, Miles Gutierrez-Riley also feature in the movie.

Smile 2 Director

Smile 2 Director
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Parker Finn, director and writer of Laura hasn’t Slept, The Hidebehind, and Smile (2022) came into the industry 8 years ago. He has successfully written and directed three films. His fourth will be Smile 2 which is premised on Laura hasn’t slept.

Finn is set to gain global grounds with his smile series, aiming for The Academy, Emmy & Golden Globe awards. In an interview with ComicBook, the director revealed that the sequel was unplanned but he was not against the idea. He explains, “For me, as a filmmaker, I never want to retread and just do something I’ve already done again the exact same way. In a universe where there could be any potential — more story to tell from Smile, I’d wanna make sure it was surprising and different and not what people were expecting after the first one.”

Smile 2 Lukas Gage

Smile 2 Lukas Gage
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Lukas Gage stated that Smile 2 had finished filming while talking about another movie he was in. There were rumours that Gage reportedly vomited while shooting a scene, but he later said it wasn’t true, even though he came pretty close to doing so. 

The movie is on track to be released in October 2024, just in time for Halloween. With time, we’d learn more about the story and what to expect from the Smile franchise when it returns to theaters.

Smile 2 Trailer

Naomi Scott plays a famous singer and the curse is passed on to her by a new character played by Lukas Gage. It spreads to her fans, who all start to show scary smiling faces. At the end of the trailer, a young girl with a scary smile walks up to Naomi Scott’s character.

Smile 2 Plot

In Smile 2, the scary creature from the first movie continues to pass its curse from one person to another, affecting more people. A pop star played by Naomi Scott, whose fans get infected with the smile, could make for creepy scenes as the curse spreads through a crowd of people.

Smile 2 Release Date Australia

Smile 2 is set to premiere in theatres on 18 October 2024.