Good mothers are always appreciated, but earlier this year, a select group of fictional bad mothers made for humorous entertainment. Bad Moms, starring Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn, was one of the most commercially successful comedy movies of 2016, taking nearly $180 million worldwide off a $20 million budget. Although its critical reaction was mixed, that financial performance was enough to impress STX Entertainment, as they've officially announced a Bad Moms sequel is on the way, only this time, there will be a holiday theme.
With only two days to ago until Christmas, it was revealed earlier today that A Bad Moms Christmas is being fast-tracked for release on November 3, 2017. The sequel will see the trio of ladies having to "deal with the stresses of the most wonderful time of year as their own mothers visit for the holidays." Duo Jon Lucas and Scott Moore returned to write the script and direct the upcoming flick, while Suzanne Todd is attached to produce and Bill Block will executive produce.
To commemorate the announcement, Kristen Bell posted the below festive video on her Twitter page, letting her fans know that come next November, these "bad bitches" will have the backs of all the bad moms out there.
After Bad Moms performed so commercially well in July, Jon Lucas and Scott Moore said in October they were prioritizing getting Bad Moms 2 off the ground. Two months later, they've accomplished their goal. It's somewhat surprising, though, that it will hit theaters so soon, as only a year and a half will have passed since the first movie. Clearly principal photography will begin soon, if it hasn't kicked off already. The only other movie that's currently scheduled to open on that November 3 weekend is Thor: Ragnarok, Marvel third big blockbuster of 2017. However, since these are two radically different kinds of movies, A Bad Moms Christmas shouldn't have any trouble drawing in its preferred audience.
Bad Moms starred Mila Kunis' Amy Mitchell, Kristen Bell's Kiki and Kathryn Hahn's Carla Dunkler as three mothers who were stressed from their personal lives and decided to go out on an all-nighter. Needless to say, shenanigans ensued that night and in the days afterwards. Now that Christmastime is the new setting, one can only imagine what sort of antics these ladies will get into while their own mothers are in town, especially since the holidays are notorious for family feuds.
Stay tuned to CinemaBlend for more updates on A Bad Moms Christmas as they come in. There is also a spinoff film called Bad Dads that's in development. In the meantime, let us know what you think of the sequel coming soon or who you'd like to see play their mothers.