Original Writers Brought Back To Write A Horrible Bosses Sequel
One of the biggest surprises of last year was the Seth Gordon-directed comedy Horrible Bosses. While the movie didn't look like much from the outside, it was actually a really funny, raunchy comedy with great turns by Jennifer Aniston and Colin Farrell as well as terrific chemistry between the three leads, Charlie Day, Jason Bateman and Jason Sudeikis (and Kevin Spacey was pretty fantastic too). The end of the film was left a bit open ended and it ended up making over $100 million domestically on a $35 million budget, so you know what that means! It's sequel time!
THR has learned that John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, the pair that wrote the first film, have been hired to write a second film. It's expected that Bateman, Day and Sudeikis will reprise their roles while New Line has already entered talks with Seth Gordon to return to the director's chair. For those unaware of the first film, the plot revolved around three friends who devise a Strangers on a Train-type plan to kill each others' bosses (who are, in turn, ruining their lives).
I really hope that that they don't pull a Hangover Part II and try and get away with making the same film twice. After what transpired in the first movie, it's hard to imagine that the top-billed trio would ever try killing their bosses again, meaning that it would be betraying the characters right from the start. I would also really like to see them bring back Bob Newhart as Jason Bateman's sadistic new boss, but I would understand if that's not doable.
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