'We're the Millers' Writers Replacing Seth Gordon on 'Horrible Bosses 2'
For those unaware, Horrible Bosses director Seth Gordon is no longer directing the comedy sequel Horrible Bosses 2 for Universal. Apparently scheduling conflicts forced him to drop out of the project, and we decided to wait until his replacement stepped up to throw all the news out there. Now THR has word that Sean Anders will direct the film and his writing partner John Morris will produce, fresh off their writing duties on the R-rated comedy We're the Millers. We're a little disappointed in this choice since Anders was behind That's My Boy, however, the duo's work on Sex Drive was more entertaining. Read on!
The duo weren't the only ones pursued to replace Gordon though. A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas director Todd Strauss-Schulson was also in contention, but he's likely more focused with forthcoming projects like the comedy Family Getaway, an adaptation of the unique graphic novel Rascal Raccoon, and also the brilliant concept Final Girls. Honestly, following his short Valibation (watch it right here), we're looking forward to what else he has up his sleeve.
Anyway, Anders and Morris actually seem to be better on the page with She's Out of My League and Hot Tub Time Machine in their past (not to mention work on the forthcoming Dumb and Dumber To), but maybe Anders just needs a better script to direct. Plus, it's hard to go wrong with Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day and Jamie Foxx all returning, and the original film's writer John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein providing the oiginal draft for the sequel. Anders and Morris just did a rewrite, so the start of production should be right around the corner. Stay tuned.