Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day & Jason Bateman Lock 'Horrible Bosses 2'
Early this year, we learned that the comedy hit 2011 comedy hit Horrible Bosses had a sequel in development with John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldestein returning to script the sequel. At the time, Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis were all expected to return along with director Seth Gordon. Now THR has confirmed that all three stars have signed on the for the film along with Gordon returning to the director's seat. In addition, Jamie Foxx is currently in talks to reprise his role as Motherfucker Jones. However, we're still wondering where the sequel would go with the story. Read on!
If you haven't seen Horrible Bosses, read no further. The 2011 R-rated comedy allowed Bateman, Day and Sudeikis to dispatch with their respective supervisors Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston and Colin Farell. At the end of the film, Spacey was sent to prison for murdering Farrell, and Aniston was blackmailed to stop her sexually harassing behavior. Those two have open ends with Bob Newhart taking over for Spacey but being his own brand of crazy, and Aniston could always figure out a way to screw up Day's life again. Sudeikis is the only one who really had a clean break, though he might have pissed off "Large Marge" as his boss at the end. Could the original bosses come back then? We'll see.
Either way, we're hoping the sequel isn't just a rehash of the original film much like The Hangover Part II lazily copied the antics of the first film in a different location. Comedy sequels are rare and hard to crack, but I put faith in John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein. They're behind the script for Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (watch the first trailer here), they just recently updated us on their directorial debut, the reboot of Vacation starring Ed Helms, and we have a full interview coming to promote the release of The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, coming to theaters this weekend. Stay tuned!