Warning for Mr Bean fans
Mr Bean fans in Indonesia have been warned to beware of a locally made spoof horror film called Mr Bean Possessed by D.P. that stars an unknown actor who bears a resemblance to the popular character.
The official Facebook page for Mr Bean, a comedy about a socially awkward man played by the British comedian Rowan Atkinson, said: “We have just heard that there is a new film out in Indonesia with ‘Mr Bean’ in the title.
“Please be aware that it has nothing to do with your beloved Mr Bean or Rowan Atkinson so please avoid being disappointed.”
The producers of Mr Bean Possessed by D.P., starring the well-known actress Dewi Perssik, denied they were attempting to pass the film off as an original Mr Bean movie.
In the film released last week, ‘Mr Bean’, played by an unknown British actor, is a mummy-like ghost shrouded in white who becomes entranced by the buxom Perssik, who is commonly known by her initials D.P.
The original Mr Bean, a television and film series that brought Atkinson international fame, is popular in Indonesia, where the character is found on mobile phone covers and pencil cases.