Jason Batemen, Charlie Day & Jason Sudeikis Sign on for ‘Horrible Bosses 2′

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It’s been a long while since we’ve heard anything about the proposed sequel to 2011 comedy hit Horrible Bosses. The film starred Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis as hapless employees who forge a plan to liberate each other from their nightmarish employers and went on to earn an impressive $209 million worldwide against a modest $35 million budget.

Following its release, a proposed sequel promptly secured writers John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein to return, but any further movement on the project has remained slow. Until now.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the three leading men of Horrible Bosses – namely, Bateman, Day and Sudeikis – have signed on to reprise their roles for the sequel. Jamie Foxx, whose character serves as a mentor of sorts to the trio, is also in negotiations to return.

No word on whether other supporting players, such as Jennifer Aniston and Kevin Spacey, will appear in the film, though it is expected to focus on a new set of bosses.

Sequels to hit comedies can be a dicey proposition, as The Hangover Part II proved (though that’s not stopping this year’s third entry). While that sequel turned into a blockbuster hit, critics and audiences alike criticized it for treading far too similar a path to the first film.

Horrible Bosses Review Jason Batemen, Charlie Day & Jason Sudeikis Sign on for Horrible Bosses 2

From a financial perspective, it makes perfect sense for Warner Bros. to proceed with a Horrible Bosses sequel. However, considering that the most talked-about element of the film (i.e., the bosses) will be absent fromHorrible Bosses 2, the sequel does risk becoming a poor rehash of the original film.

Then again, perhaps there is some life left in the revenge premise of the first film. With the right actors onboard as the titular bosses, the project could offer enough laughs and entertaining characters to make a sequel worth it.

Are you excited that the Horrible Bosses sequel is moving forward? Who should play the new bosses? Let the rampant speculation begin in the comments section below.

Horrible Bosses 2 aims to start shooting late summer 2013 with Identity Thief director returning behind the camera.

Source: THR

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  1. Best case scenario: These three get hired to kill/blackmailed into killing one or more other people’s bosses.

  2. Al Pacino, Robert DeNiro and Faye Dunaway.

  3. Al Pacino, Robert DeNiro and Fay Dunaway.

  4. All Pacino, Robert DeNiro and I would say bring back Kevin Spacey. Because that guy was awesome in part one. Obviously Jamie Foxx would have to return.

  5. Jason Batemen seems like a really good guy.

  6. I’d like to bend her over a barrel and show her the 50 states!

    • “What? What does that even mean?”

      • BigStupidJellyfish

        I love your nick! It’s as close to my ex-husband’s description as can be! ROFL :)

    • “Nobody says that.”

  7. I don’t really get into comedies much but I loved the first one. Even though ‘Hangover 2′ got a lot of crap doing the same thing, I thought that’s what made it funny. I don’t think this sequel would benefit from that formula, it needs to be original.

  8. Wouldn’t it be an interesting twist if the three main characters became the horrible bosses?

    • That’s what I was thinking. Turn the tables! Still tell the story from their perspective, just have a couple of crazies trying to kill them and they can’t figure out why. DeNiro/Pacino could play a nutso geezer type…

  9. Great movie and news. Your name is “Dean Jones”, so why you call yourself “motherf!@#ker”? ’cause i can be walking around here with that Disney a$$ name.

  10. Jennifer aniston was the best part of the first one. She better return for the sequel

  11. “I was looking at your boss. She makes herself a little snack. A popsicle. A banana. And finally, a hot dog. And eating them in that weird order – that’s not a proper meal.” LMAO!

  12. Id like to see a sequal where they turn on each other and try to kill each other

  13. awesome!! loved the first one to frikin funny. Im thinking spacey’s character is gonna come back for revenge

  14. Hell yeah, im on board for a sequel.

  15. I’m stoked for this, loved the first one. It might be funny if Kevin spacey was involved in trying to get them killed, maybe not reveal that till the end? What if he hires Motherf*cker Jones as well?

  16. Well, I’ll be a motherf{]#€# Jones!, that movie grew on me every time I’ve watched it. Almost every time I put my toothbrush in my mouth, I think about THAT scene.

  17. YAY!! I Cant Wait