Horrible Bosses 2 Finds A 2014 Release Date
Horrible Bosses was a sizable summer hit when it was released back in 2011, pulling in $117 million domestically on a $35 million budget, but New Line is hoping that its sequel will do just as well in a different season. The studio has announced, via Box Office Mojo, that the upcoming follow-up, currently titled Horrible Bosses 2, is going to be released in theaters in time for next year's Thanksgiving weekend, now set for its debut on Wednesday November 26, 2014.
While we know basically nothing about the plot of the film, the production has undergone some shakeups over the last few months. It was originally reported that Seth Gordon, who directed the first film, was going to be coming back for part two, but in early August that tuned changed when the director dropped off of the project citing problems with scheduling conflicts. Then it was announced earlier this month that filmmakers Sean Anders and John Morris - who are coming off of the successful We're The Millers - were coming on-board to rewrite the script and that that Anders was going to serve as the new director.
Landing a holiday release date means that Horrible Bosses 2 will likely have plenty of competition when the time finally rolls around, but for right now the Thanksgiving 2014 schedule is pretty light. The only other film currently dated for that weekend is DreamWorks Animation's Home, which stars Jim Parsons and Rihanna and follows a group of aliens as they hide out from an intergalactic enemy on Earth. That said, the Friday before November 26th, November 21st, is the confirmed release date for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, which is all but guaranteed to be a high-powered fall blockbuster that will hold the top spot at the box office for multiple weeks. With its R rating, Horrible Bosses 2 will probably be directly targeting different demographics than the PG-13 young adult fiction adaptation, but it's still definitely going to be a cinematic distraction.
As you can see from the recently posted set visit photo seen above, the comedy sequel has already entered production and will see Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day and Jason Bateman all returning as their characters from the first movie. Considering the first film had a number of high-powered supporting playings to portray the titular bosses, played by Kevin Spacey, Colin Farrell and Jennifer Aniston, chances are that we will hear some casting announcements in the coming weeks (which will also hopefully come with some plot details).
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