If you're like me, you'll watch this trailer and immediately ask yourself or the people around you, "What the hell is this movie about?" Instead of providing any information about the story, the spot is really only dedicated towards short funny moments that show off the fact that the entire cast of the original is coming back (well, the surviving ones anyway). To get an understanding of what Horrible Bosses 2 is about, I will instead turn things over to the official synopsis:
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.
Set to be directed by Sean Anders (That's My Boy) , the film is actually already in production, but doesn't yet have an official release date. Charlie Day, Jason Bateman and Jason Sudeikis are set to return as best friends Dale, Nick and Kurt, and while it's largely unclear what kind of shenanigans they will be getting up to this time around, Variety says that it will involve an invention of some kind.
One of the biggest questions that has persisted about with the upcoming sequel Horrible Bosses 2 is, “Why?” But once that initial cynicism levels off, movie-goers are left to ponder exactly how and why the trio of lead characters would get themselves mixed up with terrible employers again - and, more importantly, who those employers would be.
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.
Three idiots get themselves involved in a series of murder plots and get out of it with their lives, barely. What on earth would possess them to get in trouble again? Every sequel has to answer that question in one way or another, but it's a tougher one than usual for Horrible Bosses 2, which as you can see in the above photo tweeted by Jason Bateman, has kicked off production
As of today, Rawson Marshall Thurber’s pot comedy We’re the Millers has grossed over $113 million domestically from a $37 million budget. So it’s not that big of a surprise that New Line is bringing two of that film’s screenwriters, Sean Anders and John Morris, on board to take over another vulgar comedy, Horrible Bosses 2.
Just when it looked like things were going so well for the upcoming Horrible Bosses 2 - the film bringing back its three main stars and getting a script from the writers of the original - the project has lost its director. Filmmaker Seth Gordon was originally planning to come back and make the comedy sequel, but has now been forced out due to scheduling conflicts. New Line Cinema. however, only sees this situation as a speed bump and is still planning to have cameras rolling this fall.
Things appear to be moving right along for the anticipated Horrible Bosses sequel, with the core trio of Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis reportedly locked in for the follow-up to the 2011 comedy. Likely to join them is Jamie Foxx, who played a sort of mentor to the lead characters in the first film.
Just last week New Line announced plans to produce a sequel to their R-rated caper Horrible Bosses. The comedy that centered on a "crisscross" murder scenario a la Strangers on a Train drew positive reviews for its trio of TV stars Charlie Day, Jason Bateman and Jason Sudeikis, and earned more than $209 million worldwide.
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.