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Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story star looks completely unrecognisable after role in iconic movie which was released 20 years ago

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One of the stars of the 2004 comedy Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story looks completely different to her role in the the iconic movie released 20 years ago. 

Missi Pyle, 51, played Fran Stalinovskovichdavidovitchsky – a dodgeball player from Romanovia, where the game is the country’s national sport.

The original film follows a group of misfits entering a dodgeball tournament in Las Vegas to save their cherished local gym Average Joe’s from the onslaught of a corporate health fitness chain Globo Gym. 

Known by her monobrow, Fran is recruited by Ben Stiller’s character, owner White Goodman, to join Globo Gym’s team.

But two decades later actress Missi looks a far cry from her Dodgeball character – who had wonky teeth, a monobrow and wore her hair in Princess Leia-esque buns. 

Missi Pyle (seen in 2023), one of the stars of the 2004 comedy Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story looks completely different to her role in the the iconic movie released 20 years ago

Missi Pyle (seen in 2023), one of the stars of the 2004 comedy Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story looks completely different to her role in the the iconic movie released 20 years ago

Known by her monobrow, Fran is recruited by Ben Stiller's character, owner White Goodman, to join Globo Gym's team

Known by her monobrow, Fran is recruited by Ben Stiller’s character, owner White Goodman, to join Globo Gym’s team

In the years that followed the hilarious film Missi built up an impressive portfolio of film and TV work, including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Two Broke Girls.

Most recently, Missi featured in the 2023 Amazon Prime show Shelter, based on the book by Harlan Coben. The mini series was cancelled after one season. 

It comes after it was revealed that Vince Vaughn, who played Average Joe’s Gym owner Pete LaFleur in the original flick, was slated to appear in an upcoming Dodgeball sequel, made by 20th Century Fox.

Jordan VanDina is set to pen the script for the sequel, Deadline reported, after Rawson Marshall Thurber wrote and directed the first film.

It was not immediately clear if Rawson, who most recently directed the 2021 film Red Notice, would be in the director’s chair for the sequel.

Vince, 53, is set to reprise his role as Peter La Fleur in the sequel to the hit film, which also starred Ben Stiller, Christine Taylor, Justin Long, Stephen Root and the late Rip Torn.

Other notable names who appeared in the original film include Missi, Jason Bateman, Gary Cole, Alan Tudyk, Joel David Moore, Chris Williams, Hank Azaria, Chuck Norris and William Shatner.

The initial film, which made $168 million worldwide off a budget of $20 million, saw Globo Gym attempt to buy Average Joe’s.

Two decades later actress Missi looks a far cry from her Dodgeball character - who had wonky teeth, a monobrow and wore her hair in Princess Leia-esque buns

Two decades later actress Missi looks a far cry from her Dodgeball character – who had wonky teeth, a monobrow and wore her hair in Princess Leia-esque buns

In the years that followed the hilarious film Missi (seen in 2023) built up an impressive portfolio of film and TV work, including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Two Broke Girls

In the years that followed the hilarious film Missi (seen in 2023) built up an impressive portfolio of film and TV work, including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Two Broke Girls

The film culminated with the groups entering a $50,000 (£39,760) dodgeball competition in Las Vegas. 

The second instalment in the franchise, according to the outlet, ‘will continue the story of Vaughn’s prize-winning gym owner’ based off an idea from the actor.

Thurber spoke with the outlet about revisiting the franchise in 2021 via TV or film projects.

‘You know what – never say never,’ Thurber said. ‘I never thought about Dodgeball as a series, but that actually might be fun. 

‘I’m really proud of Dodgeball – it’s my first film and something people still really like it seems.

‘I would say never say never, and it would have to be the right take on it. But yeah, maybe.’

In December 2022, Vince confirmed that he and Ben Stiller were open to doing sequel, after initially saying Ben was ‘wary’.

During a premiere of the comedy Christmas With The Campbells, which Vince co-wrote and produced, he confirmed his and Ben’s interest in doing a follow-up film, as long as it involves quality material.

It comes after it was revealed that Vince Vaughn was slated to appear in an upcoming Dodgeball sequel, made by 20th Century Fox

Vince played Average Joe's Gym owner Pete LaFleur in the original flick

It comes after it was revealed that Vince Vaughn, who played Average Joe’s Gym owner Pete LaFleur in the original flick, was slated to appear in an upcoming Dodgeball sequel, made by 20th Century Fox 

‘They’ve always talked about these things forever and I had an idea that was fun and the studio likes it, so we’ll see where it goes,’ Vince told The Hollywood Reporter.

‘I think Ben is open to doing it, I think he’s in the same boat as me actually which is if it’s a really fun and great idea then that’s fun, but if it’s just something to go do it again then why?’ Vaughn explained.

Vince believes sequels can be successful when the screenplay has ‘a story that could stand on its own’.

‘You would just want to make sure going into Dodgeball that it feels like a nice continuation,’ said the Wedding Crasher star. 

‘I think for all of us if it feels right and it’s funny, it would be something to go back to, and if it’s not, it’s just another idea getting kicked around.’ 

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