John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein to Script HORRIBLE BOSSES 2; Bateman, Day, and Sudeikis Expected to Return

     January 4, 2012

John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein Horrible Bosses slice

I placed Horrible Bosses on my Top 10 of 2011 because not only was it hilarious, but because it had staying power.  New Line Cinema is now moving forward on a sequel and have re-hired original writers John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein.  According to THR, Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, and Jason Sudeikis are also expected to return, and New Line is also trying to bring back director Seth Gordon.  I’m glad Daley, Goldstein, and possibly Gordon are returning, but what sells me on a sequel is brining back the Bateman, Day, and Sudeikis.  I don’t mean to diminish the work of the screenwriters or director, but Horrible Bosses works because of the chemistry between those guys.  I have no idea where a sequel could go, but as long as the lead trio is back, I’ll stay interested.

Bosses was a strong hit with a worldwide gross of $209 million off a $35 million budget.  Daley and Goldstein have stayed hot with their screenwriting; the duo was hired to pen the sequel to Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, and they also wrote the upcoming comedy Burt Wonderstone starring Steve Carell and Jim Carrey.

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  • Michael

    There doesn’t need to be a sequel. It was a pointless unfunny movie which was disappointing given the pedigree of Bateman and Charlie Day. Ugh.

  • Everyone

    Nobody asked for this.

  • Nobody

    I asked for this.

  • Fravit

    One of my favorite comedies from this year. Not sure where they can take the story but I’m still glad it’s happening, even if only to reunite the cast.

  • David

    So they sort of bosses now right…

    So what about Horrible Employees!? Where they discover a plot by some of their employees who want to kill them similarly to the first film, but they’re better at it so it’s like a cat and mouse comedy.


    • Jordan N.

      Actually, if you recall, none of them wound up bosses. Day still worked for Aniston and Sudekis worked for the non-pregnant pregnant lady. I don’t recall if Bateman got the Spacey job, but I’m not sure it mattered, because he wound up working under Bob Newhart. I wonder if Aniston or Foxx will be returning as well. I loved Horrible Bosses, but not sure I see a point in a sequel.

  • jez

    How about Horrible Rivals? In it they discover they are losing business to rival companies.

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  • devin

    Horrible Bosses was so unfunny. How on earth did it get greenlit for a sequel. This is so sad.

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