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Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day & Jason Bateman Lock 'Horrible Bosses 2'

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March 11, 2013
Source: THR

Horrible Bosses

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!

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  • Tester
    I loved the concept of the first movie, loved the actors/characters and loved individual moments, but the movie as a whole did not completely add up to the great comedy I expected. Is a sequel necessary ? I would just let it go, but Ive been wrong before
  • Xerxexx
    Make them the horrible bossses.
  • grimjob
    Once again, I agree with ol' Tester down there. It was good, but didn't live up to his potential. I don't see why a sequel is needed. Although Xerxexx's idea is pretty damn good.
  • droc
    somehow stacey is going to get out of jail and be after the three of them the whole movie. they will need the help of motherfucker jones to get away from him
    • droc
      kevin spacey sorry...

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