The Full House cast just got even fuller, thanks to Lifetime. Bizarro versions of the Tanners, Uncle Jesse, and Uncle Joey can be seen in the first cast photo for Full House: The Unauthorized Story, a Lifetime movie set to hit the small screen on August 22.
Most of the actors in the photo aren’t household names, but there’s one familiar face that Miley Cyrus fans might recognize. According to Us Weekly, the pop star’s ex-boyfriend, Justin Gaston, will be playing Elvis wannabe Uncle Jesse. He’s definitely rocking John Stamos’ “Have mercy!” hair in the photo below.
Justin Gaston is an underwear model who caused quite the controversy by dating Miley Cyrus back in 2008. According to MTV News, he was 20-years-old at the time, and Miley was just 15. Things didn’t work out between them, but perhaps being linked to Hannah Montana gave Gaston’s career a bit of a boost — he’s gone from dating the daughter of a famous mulleted ’90s star to playing one on TV. Justin Gaston has also appeared on Days of Our Lives, and he played Bristol Palin’s ex, Levi Johnston, in the movie Game Change.
Full House: The Unauthorized Story promises to give fans a look at the drama that happened behind-the-scenes during the filming of the beloved, squeaky-clean TV series.
“From its start as an unassuming family comedy in 1987 to its eventual wildly popular 192-episode run, the film centers on the rise of the cast of one of America’s most beloved family sitcoms and the pressures they faced in balancing their television personas with their real lives.”
As Yahoo! TV points out, Lifetime has plenty of juicy behind-the-scenes material to work with. This includes Jodie Sweetin’s drug problems and Dave Coulier’s infamous relationship with an underage Alanis Morissette. Sweetin and a few other stars of the show have written books about their experiences working on Full House, so perhaps Lifetime used these as source material.
According to E! News, Bob Saget’s memoir, Dirty Daddy, includes an anecdote about the time he tried to get Dave Coulier and John Stamos high on canned whipped cream that was supposed to be used to top Michelle Tanner’s birthday cake.
“There’s not enough [nitrous oxide] in there to make a woodpecker fart,” Saget complained.
If Lifetime’s Full House movie focuses on wild and wacky going-ons like this, it just might become a big cult hit for the network.
According to Access Hollywood, Full House: The Unauthorized Story spans multiple years, so its younger characters will be played by sets of actors. Shelby Armstrong and Brittney Wilson will portray the younger and older versions of Candace Cameron/D.J. Tanner, Dakota Guppy and Jordyn Olson were cast as Jodie Sweetin/Stephanie Tanner, and Aislyn Watson and Jaime Schneider will play Kimmy Gibbler. Three sets of twins had to be cast for the roles of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen/Michelle Tanner: Blaise and Kinslea Todd, Calla and Tyla Jones, and Kylie and Jordan Armstrong. The cast is rounded out by Garrett Brawith as Bob Saget/Danny Tanner, Justin Mader as Dave Coulier/Joey Gladstone, and Stephanie Bennett as Lori Loughlin/Rebecca “Aunt Becky” Donaldson.
As the Inquisitr previously reported, the Lifetime movie isn’t the only upcoming Full House project for nostalgic TGIF fans to look forward to — John Stamos is producing and guest-starring in a new Netflix series titled Fuller House. It will focus on the life of D.J. Tanner, who is now a widowed, pregnant mother of two. Her sister Stephanie and her BFF Kimmy move in with the struggling mom to give her a helping hand, and hilarious, family-friendly high jinks ensue. The Olsen twins are the only main stars of the original series who won’t be appearing in the Netflix reunion show.
Will you be checking out Full House: The Unauthorized Story on August 22, or would you rather sit through a marathon of The Ranger Joe Show?
[Image credits: Araya Diaz, Frederick M. Brown/Getty, Lifetime]