Alan Ruck and Matthew Broderick Have a "Ferris Bueller" Reunion at the "Succession" Premiere
The "Succession" season four premiere party in New York on March 20 was extra special for one of the show's stars, Alan Ruck. The actor, who plays Connor in the series, posed inside the party with his "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" costar Matthew Broderick. HBO Max posted a TikTok video of the pair goofing around in a photo booth at the premiere party and captioned the clip, "Life moves pretty fast" — a reference to the beloved film.
In the legendary 1986 teen comedy, Broderick stars as the title character, a high schooler who takes the day off from attending school and gets into all sorts of hijinks around Chicago. Ruck appears as Cameron, Ferris's best friend who goes on many of the adventures with him. The movie also includes Mia Sara as Sloane, Ferris's girlfriend, and Jennifer Grey as Jeanie, Ferris's sister. The film made $70 million, making its stars household names and adding quite a few sayings into the cultural lexicon.
A sequel to the film wasn't made before director John Hughes died in 2009, but Ruck once pitched an idea for a followup movie about Ferris and Cameron as adults at the end of their lives.
In the 2010 book "You Couldn't Ignore Me If You Tried: The Brat Pack, John Hughes, and Their Impact on a Generation," Ruck said: "I used to think, 'Why don't they wait until Matthew and I are in our seventies, and do "Ferris Bueller Returns," and have Cameron be in a nursing home. He doesn't really need to be there, but he just decided that his life is over, so he committed himself to a nursing home. And Ferris comes and breaks him out. And they go to, like, a titty bar, and all this ridiculous stuff happens. And then, at the end of the movie, Cameron dies.'"
Ruck and Broderick's friendship actually predates their "Ferris Bueller" days: the pair starred together in the Broadway play "Biloxi Blues," which opened in 1985. Ruck, 66, and Broderick, 61, have been friends ever since.
Ahead, see more photos of Broderick and Ruck at the "Succession" premiere party.
Matthew Broderick at the "Succession" Season 4 Premiere Party
"Alan Ruck" at the Succession Season 4 Premiere Party
Ruck posed with his "Succession" costar Justine Lupe, who plays Willa.
Ruck also posed with his wife, Mireille Enos. Enos is also an actor and appears in March's "Lucky Hank" on AMC.