It is a natural turn of events in fiction for the student to eventually become the teacher, allowing character to achieve growth. But when it comes to Horrible Bosses 2, you can bet the growth is at an all-time minimum. The film has officially gone into production, according to a press release from New Line Cinema, confirming nearly the entire cast while also at last offering up a solid synopsis. And dare I say our lowly trio may perhaps become horrible bosses themselves. Oh, the shenanigans!
Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis will be joined by returning stars Jennifer Aniston, Jamie Foxx and Kevin Spacey, who will somehow be reprising their roles, despite the fact that no one should want anything to do with these guys anymore. (Maybe they’ll just show up in the beginning?) Newcomer Chris Pine will star, and the previously rumored Christoph Waltz is confirmed to play Pine’s father.
Horrible Bosses 2 will see Nick (Bateman), Dale (Day) and Kurt (Sudeikis) taking their futures into their own hands by starting their own business, thus becoming their own bosses. But a shady investor (Waltz) swindles them, and they seem to have no other option but a plan to kidnap the investor’s son (Pine) in order to get control of their company back. It isn’t your everyday ransom demand, I’ll say that.
So you see? Even if they aren’t going to be horrible at being bosses, they are still going to be bosses that are horrible people. I mean, we already knew they were horrible people from watching the first film, a film that makes me wonder what I would do if somehow our own Katey Rich turned out to really be a bald-headed coked-up Colin Farrell. The world has seen stranger things, surely.
And I don’t know if you guys knew this or not, but Jennifer Aniston cut her hair for this role! I read that in a headline, which makes it news!
This sequel is directed by Sex Drive’s Sean Anders, and the press release says the script was officially written by Anders and John Morris (We’re the Millers), and the first film’s writers John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, so I guess there was a rewrite at some point along the way. So long as it’s funny, they could use as many writers as they want.
Horrible Bosses 2 is set to lord over theaters without giving them a raise or nothing starting November 28, 2014.