Billy Bob Thornton in Negotiations to Return for 'Bad Santa' Sequel

March 18, 2011
Source: The Wrap

Billy Bob Thornton Bad Santa

"It's Christmas and the kid's gettin' his f**kin' present!" Oh I love Bad Santa, one of my favorite Christmas comedies, right up there with Christmas Vacation. We've heard rumors and studio buzz that a Bad Santa sequel was in development, but now The Wrap has confirmed that The Weinstein Company is in the midst of developing it. In fact, they've even roped in Billy Bob Thornton, who's "in negotiations" to reprise his role as foul-mouthed crook Willie. This isn't that surprising, considering Billy Bob has already been talking about how much everyone loves the original. "I've never done a sequel… but that one makes sense to me."

As for Bad Santa 2, we don't know who is writing or directing though I'm sure they just haven't announced, but The Weinstein Company and Miramax (who partnered to produce) are making sure the sequel follows in the same footsteps as the original, released in 2003. "We feel that it's a Christmas perennial for the R-rated crowd," a Weinstein spokesperson told The Wrap. "Everyone loves the character and Billy Bob's excited to be in talks with us." Great to hear. As a big fan of that first film, I'm excited to see this sequel come together. They just need to get Tony Cox and Lauren Graham back too, and the whole team will be together again.

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  • Have Hope
    F***IN hilarious movie. Bob Thornton deserved some sort of award for his performance.
  • Anonymous
    Can't wait, the first was a brilliant dark comedy, lets hope the sequel will be as good.
  • Anonymous
    There better be a scene with Lauren Graham saying, "Fuck me, Santa! Fuck me, Santa! Fuck me, Santa!"; or I'll just skip it altogether.
  • i remember going to the cinema to watch the first one it was just awesome cant wait for a sequel 😀
  • Anonymous
    If I see this movie, I probably won't shit right for a week.
  • He needs something...The last 3-4 films have been...well...Just OK I guess.
  • Shige
    Didnt he die in the first film ?
    • Anonymous
      no he did get shot but he survived...his liver well that was fucked anyway.
  • Hawk
    Bring back Lauren Graham - then replace Billy Bob's character with any drunk loser + Hot Hit
  • Bettyb
    I laugh so hard at this movie. This is good news, I can't wait.
  • That movie will be HILARIOUS! I own a funny video site if any of you want to check it out.




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