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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F***IN hilarious movie. Bob Thornton deserved some sort of award for his performance.

Have Hope on Mar 18, 2011


Can't wait, the first was a brilliant dark comedy, lets hope the sequel will be as good.

Anonymous on Mar 18, 2011


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.

Anonymous on Mar 18, 2011


If I see this movie, I probably won't shit right for a week.

Anonymous on Mar 19, 2011


i remember going to the cinema to watch the first one it was just awesome cant wait for a sequel 😀

A5J4DX on Mar 19, 2011


He needs something...The last 3-4 films have been...well...Just OK I guess.

Modern American Man on Mar 19, 2011


Didnt he die in the first film ?

Shige on Mar 19, 2011


no he did get shot but he survived...his liver well that was fucked anyway.

Anonymous on Mar 20, 2011


Bring back Lauren Graham - then replace Billy Bob's character with any drunk loser + Hot Hit

Hawk on Mar 20, 2011


I laugh so hard at this movie. This is good news, I can't wait.

Bettyb on Mar 21, 2011


That movie will be HILARIOUS! I own a funny video site if any of you want to check it out.

Michael Knight on Mar 21, 2011

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