HORRIBLE BOSSES 2 Trailer Gives a First Look at Stars Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, and Jason Sudeikis

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New Line has released the first trailer for Horrible Bosses 2, directed by Sean Anders (That’s My Boy).  Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, and Jason Sudeikis return to start a new business in the sequel.  When a slick investor (Christoph Waltz) takes over, “the three would-be entrepreneurs hatch a misguided plan to kidnap the investor’s adult son (Chris Pine) and ransom him to regain control of their company.”  I somehow missed the first installment from Seth Gordon back in 2011, but this new trailer makes me want to remedy that ASAP.  It’s also got the best use of “Turn Down for What” since, well, DJ Snake & Lil Jon’s video.

Jennifer Aniston, Jamie Foxx, and Kevin Spacey also return in Horrible Bosses 2, scheduled for release on November 26th.  Hit the jump to watch the first Horrible Bosses 2 trailer.

New Images from HORRIBLE BOSSES 2, ABOUT LAST NIGHT, THE MONUMENTS MEN, and DELIVER US FROM EVIL

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Check out some new images from the upcoming 2014 films:

  • Horrible Bosses 2 – Director Sean Anders’ comedy sequel starring Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis, opening November 26, 2014.
  • About Last NightSteve Pink’s romantic comedy starring Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy, Joy Bryant and Regina Hall opens February 14, 2014.
  • Deliver Us from EvilScott Derrickson’s crime horror picture starring Eric Bana, Olivia Munn, Joel McHale, Edgar Ramirez and Chris Coy opens July 2, 2014.
  • The Monuments Men – Writer-director-actor George Clooney’s World War II drama starring Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Bill Murray, Bob Balaban and Hugh Bonneville opens February 7, 2014.

Hit the jump to view all the new images.

HORRIBLE BOSSES 2 Starts Production, Confirms Christoph Waltz and Chris Pine, and Reveals Plot Synopsis

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Sean Anders’ Horrible Bosses 2 has officially started production!  In addition to returning stars Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Jamie Foxx and Kevin Spacey, new antagonists Christoph Waltz and Chris Pine have been confirmed.  As a bonus, the first details about the plot of the comedy sequel have also been revealed.  It seems the protagonists become keen to go into business for themselves, but soon find themselves the victims of a slick-witted investor who takes them to the cleaners, leaving them with only one option: kidnapping his son and holding him for ransom.

Horrible Bosses 2 is set for a November 28, 2014 release date.  Hit the jump for more.

Christoph Waltz in Talks for HORRIBLE BOSSES 2; Luke Grimes Joins FIFTY SHADES OF GREY; Rachel McAdams May Join Keanu Reeves in PASSENGERS

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Here’s today’s latest casting news:

  • Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained) is in negotiations to join Horrible Bosses 2.  New Line has set a November 28, 2014 release date for the sequel that also stars Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Spacey and Chris Pine.
  • Rachel McAdams (Midnight in Paris) is in talks to replace Reese Witherspoon in the science fiction picture, Passengers, starring Keanu Reeves.
  • Luke Grimes (Taken 2) has been cast in Sam Taylor-Johnson’s Fifty Shades of Grey adaptation, which stars Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan.
  • Robin Weigert (The Sessions) has signed on to Edward Zwick’s chess drama, Pawn Sacrifice, starring Tobey Maguire as Bobby Fischer.

Hit the jump for more on each project.

Chris Pine Confirmed for HORRIBLE BOSSES 2

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We learned last week that Warner Bros. wanted Chris Pine to play one of the horrible bosses in Horrible Bosses 2.  Today we can confirm the deal has closed.  According to Variety, Pine will play “half of a father-son duo who steal the main characters’ idea for a new invention.”  WB reached out to Christoph Waltz to play Pine’s father, but a scheduling issue will likely prevent Waltz from taking the role.

Jason BatemanCharlie Day, and Jason Sudeikis will return for the sequel to the 2011 surprise hit about three men who conspire to kill each other’s unbearable employers.  After Horrible Bosses director Seth Gordon dropped out, Sean Anders (We’re the Millers) stepped in.  Horrible Bosses 2 opens November 26, 2014.

Chris Pine Could Be a Terrible Employer in HORIBBLE BOSSES 2

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I really enjoyed the first Horrible Bosses, and I’m hoping the sequel can live up to the original.  There currently aren’t any details on the new installment, but some new bad bosses are on deck.  Deadline reports that Christoph Waltz and Chris Pine are being eyed to play a father/son duo of horrible bosses, but Waltz will probably be unavailable due to scheduling.  That leaves Pine, who could be a good fit provided they’re willing to find an unexpected twist like they did for Colin Farrell.  Instead of taking his good looks to go the easy, smarmy jock route, they plastered him with a comb-over and a raging coke habit.

I was hoping that the sequel would work from the script by Horrible Bosses screenwriters John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, but after Seth Gordon dropped out from directing, Sean Anders came on board and rewrote the script with We’re the Millers co-writer John Morris.  I enjoyed that movie, and since a large part of the original’s appeal was the improv between stars Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, and Jason Sudeikis, there’s reason to be optimistic.  Horrible Bosses 2 opens November 26, 2014.

Writers Jonathan M. Goldstein and John Francis Daley Talk CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2, HORRIBLE BOSSES 2, VACATION Remake, and More

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John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein make for an unusual pair. Daley is best known as a television actor, starring on the cult TV show Freaks and Geeks and now on Bones. Goldstein is a well traveled sitcom writer, contributing to shows ranging from The PJs to The New Adventures of Old Christine. Together the two have become one of the most in-demand and successful screenwriting teams in Hollywood. Their produced work covers a range of genres: the adult dark comedy Horrible Bosses, the broad comedy The Incredible Burt Wonderstone and this weekend’s release Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2.

In the following interview with Daley and Goldstein, the writing duo discusses the genesis of their writing partnership, the re-writing process on Cloudy 2 and the difficulties of writing for animation. In addition Daley and Goldstein gave updates on a number of their upcoming projects: Horrible Bosses 2, Vacation (the remake to which they’re still slated to direct), their in-development pilot Punching Out and the just-sold-to-New-Line Bad Santa-esque The Bus Driver. For the full interview, hit the jump.

HORRIBLE BOSSES 2 Set for November 26, 2014 Release

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Warner Bros. has dated the comedy sequel Horrible Bosses 2 for next year’s Thanksgiving weekend.  The pic will open in theaters on November 26, 2014, where it will square off directly against Fox’s animated film Home.  Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and Disney’s sports drama McFarland will get a jump on the weekend by opening on November 21st, but Horrible Bosses 2 should prove to be a nice bit of R-rated counter-programming for the holiday.

Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, and Jason Sudeikis return for the follow-up, which will be helmed by That’s My Boy director Sean AndersHorrible Bosses scribes John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein penned the initial draft of the script, but Anders and his We’re the Millers co-writer John Morris subsequently performed a rewrite.  If you missed Steve’s recent video interview with Bateman in which the actor spoke briefly about the project, click here.

New Images from NEED FOR SPEED Featuring Stars Aaron Paul and Kid Cudi, Plus Images from the Sets of HORRIBLE BOSSES 2 and IN THE HEART OF THE SEA

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We’ve cobbled together a collection of new images from the following films:

  • Need for SpeedScott Waugh’s film adaptation of the street racing video game franchise starring Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper, Dakota Johnson, Kid Cudi, Imogen Poots and Michael Keaton opens March 14, 2014.
  • Horrible Bosses 2 – The Sean Anders-directed sequel (which star Jason Bateman recently talked about in an interview with Steve) is about to kick into production with stars Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis.
  • In the Heart of the SeaRon Howard’s film about the whaling ship Essex that inspired Herman Melville’s famous whale tale stars Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Ben Whishaw, Brendan Gleeson and Benjamin Walker.

Hit the jump to check out the images.

Jason Bateman Talks Directorial Debut BAD WORDS, the Soundtrack, HORRIBLE BOSSES 2, Shawn Levy’s THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU, and More at TIFF 2013

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One of my favorite films at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival is Jason Bateman‘s directorial debut Bad WordsAndrew Dodge’s awesome script centers on a high-school drop-out (Bateman) who uses a loophole to compete in an 8th grade spelling bee, enraging teachers and parents alike, but befriending an awkward young contestant along the way.  And while the film could easily be a family friendly, PG movie that plays it safe, I’m happy to report Bateman has crafted a wholly R-rated movie that’s loaded with inappropriate dialogue and hysterical situations.  It also explains why Focus Features quickly snapped it up during an all night bidding war following the world premiere.  Bad Words also stars Kathryn Hahn, Allison Janney, Ben Falcone, Philip Baker Hall and Rohan Chandz. 

The day after the premiere I got to sit down with Bateman for an extended video interview.  He talked about the warm reception for the film, landing distribution, marketing plans, the soundtrack (which is fantastic), working with child actor Rohan Chand, deleted scenes, and more.  In addition, Bateman talked about the Horrible Bosses sequel, the audience perception of The Change-Up, and Shawn Levy‘s This Is Where I Leave You.  Hit the jump to watch.

THAT’S MY BOY Director Sean Anders to Helm HORRIBLE BOSSES 2

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After the departure of original director Seth Gordon earlier last month, New Line Cinema has found a replacement to take the helm of the comedy sequel Horrible Bosses 2.  Per THR, We’re the Millers co-writer Sean Anders will direct the follow-up, while Anders’ Millers co-writer John Morris has joined the project as an executive producer.  The duo recently did a rewrite on the Horrible Bosses 2 script, which was initially penned by Horrible Bosses scribes John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein.  This will not be Anders’ first time behind the camera, as he previously helmed Sex Drive and last year’s That’s My Boy.  Anders and Morris are coming off the strong box office success of We’re the Millers, and New Line appears to have sparked to their rewrite work.

Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day, and Jamie Foxx are all onboard to reprise their roles from the first film for Horrible Bosses 2, though no timetable is given for when production might finally get underway.

Director Seth Gordon Drops Out of HORRIBLE BOSSES 2

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The long-promised sequel to the very funny 2011 comedy Horrible Bosses has lost its director.  Seth Gordon was poised to return to the director’s chair for Horrible Bosses 2, but THR reports that the helmer has now dropped out due to scheduling issues.  Apparently Gordon is busy with his ABC series The Goldbergs and other commitments, which would have conflicted with the proposed fall production start-date.  Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, and Charlie Day are all poised to reprise their roles for the follow-up after over a year and a half of negotiations, but movement on the project since they signed on has been quiet.  Nevertheless, New Line Cinema is still determined to get filming underway this fall, and the studio has now begun a search for a new director.

Gordon most recently helmed the comedy Identity Thief, which opened to impressive box office earlier this year.  The filmmaker is looking to try his hand at the thriller genre with Universal’s One Night on the Hudson, which will also star Day and Sudeikis.

Charlie Day Talks PACIFIC RIM, Bringing Levity to Blockbusters, the Practical Sets, HORRIBLE BOSSES 2, IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY Season 9, and More

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With Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim opening this weekend, I recently landed an exclusive interview with Charlie Day at the press junket.  During the interview he talked about doing the interview during a huge parade outside the hotel, his reaction to seeing Pacific Rim for the first time, how the movie is fun and not serious like Man of Steel, and a lot more.  In addition, Day talked about his work on the Lego Movie, the status of Horrible Bosses 2, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia season 9, and Comic-Con.  Hit the jump for what he had to say.

Finally, If you missed any of my set visit coverage, be sure to check out my video blog recap with 20 things to know, plus extended on set interviews with Guillermo del Toro, Charlie Day, Ron Perlman, and executive producer Callum Greene.

Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day Locked for HORRIBLE BOSSES 2; Jamie Foxx in Negotiations to Return

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Aaanndd… they’re back!  Made at around $35 million and grossing north of $209 million worldwide, it’s no joke calling Seth Gordon‘s 2011 workplace comedy Horrible Bosses a hit.  Starring Jason BatemanCharlie Day and Jason Sudikis as down-trodden buds who plot to kill their maniacal bosses, studio New Line justifiably wanted a sequel despite the premise feeling somewhat sequel proof.  Well, when there’s a will, there’s a way as the principal cast will return for Horrible Bosses 2.  Though when that will involves hefty sums of money for the film’s stars, sometimes everyone involved has to wait.  And now, after more than a half a year of negotiations things look bright for more “boss-bashing.”  Hit the jump for more.

Friday Box Office: East Coast Blizzard Can’t Stop IDENTITY THIEF from Stealing Box Office

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With movie theatres closed from New Jersey to Maine, box office watchers expect overall grosses to be down again this weekend. But while Blizzard Nemo battered the East Coast, the rest of the country appeared ready to pick up the slack. Identity Thief, the new comedy from director Seth Gordon, brought in an estimated $11.2 million from its 3,141 locations on Friday. The film, which was expected to take in around $25 million through Sunday, should now come closer to $35 million. Not only is that more than most expected from Identity Thief, it’s also more than Gordon’s last hit, Horrible Bosses, made on its own opening weekend in 2011. The news was not as good for Side Effects, the weekend’s second wide release. Steven Soderbergh’s drama grossed an estimated $2.8 million from 2,605 locations on Friday – far less than the $7.9 million the director earned with 2011′s Contagion.  Check back tomorrow for complete details.

 Title Friday Total
1.  Identity Thief $11,200,000 $11.2
2.  Warm Bodies $3,300,000 $28.4
3.  Side Effects $2,800,000 $2.8
4.  Silver Linings Playbook $1,603,000 $84.6
5.  Hansel & Gretel $1,393,000 $39.4
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