Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day & Jason Bateman for 'Horrible Bosses 2'
After delivering one of the best raunchy comedies of 2011 (easily one of the five best comedies of the year in general), it sounds like Horrible Bosses will bring about some even more terrible supervisors on the big screen sometime down the road. THR has word that writers John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, the duo behind the original film, have been hired by New Line Cinema to pen a sequel. In addition, it's expected that stars Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day and Jason Bateman will all return, and the original film's helmer Seth Gordon is also in early talks with the studio to get back in the director's chair.
From here on out, beware of spoilers from the original film. Considering the aforementioned comedic trio haphazardly dispatched with their respective awful head honchos (played by Kevin Spacey, Colin Farrell and Jennifer Aniston), it's not clear if they will come into play at all. Spacey's character ended up getting arrested, Aniston was blackmailed into leaving her job with Day and Farrell was gunned down. Would the gang really need to kill a whole new set of bosses this again? Comedy sequels are a difficult animal to tame, so I'm a bit leery about seeing another one, especially after the disappointment that was The Hangover Part II. Of course, I'm always up for being surprised with another great comedy. What do you think?
Reader Feedback - 8 Comments
Great, just hope they don't just do of the first. And Kevin Spacey needs a BIG role!
ScottT on Jan 5, 2012
Any kind of new, fresh film that does well seems to always been squeezed for another go-around. Just seems like a dish not worth remaking - Regardless, I did find the movie to be hilarious, but it was the ACTORS that made it, not just the plot.
Nick Sears on Jan 5, 2012
I don't think you explained why it'd make sense for Horrible Bosses to have a sequel. Here's why, and it's all explained in the ending of the movie: -Bateman got the promotion he wanted, and it was implied that he got Spacey's old job as President. But his new boss is another psycho who locked his assistant in his trunk because his coffee was cold. Easily this guy's able to be the horrible boss for Bateman. -Sudeikis' new boss is the pregnant woman, who he refers to as pregnant before learning that she's just fat. Either she'll be the horrible boss or Sudeikis will switch jobs, because how can it be justified to kill a woman who just gave birth? -Day's boss didn't, like you said, leave her job. With the evidence gathered by him, Foxx and the handjob guy, she has to stop harassing him. She'll probably stay his boss because Day's character is a sex offender and who else will hire him? Also, she was great in that movie. So there you go.
Phil on Jan 5, 2012
Posthuman on Jan 5, 2012
this movie wasn't all that funny to begin with, especially compared to the Judd Apatow movies...
jah p on Jan 5, 2012
Great...another sequel no one asked for.
DAVIDPD on Jan 5, 2012
bahahahahah this out-take is killing me!!!!! lmao http://bit.ly/xQTfod
Traffordgraham on Jan 5, 2012
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