Exclusive ‘Bad Santa 2’ Poster Finds Billy Bob Thornton Sleeping on the Job

     September 30, 2016


We at Collider are happy to exclusively debut a new poster for Bad Santa 2 today. Directed by Mark Waters (Mean Girls), the long-in-the-works sequel finds Billy Bob Thornton reprising his role as Willie Soke, who returns to put on his Santa gear and team up with his estranged mother (Kathy Bates) and former partner Marcus (Tony Cox). Together, the team sets into motion a plan to rob a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve.

The sequel has been in the works for years following the smashing success of the very R-rated first film in 2003, and it’s now finally come to fruition with the main onscreen players intact. In this new poster, Willie is in top form as he’s passed out at the bar decked out in his Santa costume.

Take a look at the new one-sheet below. Bad Santa 2 also stars Christina Hendricks and opens in theaters on November 23rd.


Here’s the official synopsis for Bad Santa 2:

BAD SANTA 2 returns Academy Award®-winner BILLY BOB THORNTON to the screen as America’s favorite anti-hero, Willie Soke. Fueled by cheap whiskey, greed and hatred, Willie teams up once again with his angry little sidekick, Marcus (TONY COX), to knock off a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve. Along for the ride is ‘the kid’ – chubby and cheery Thurman Merman (BRETT KELLY), a 250-pound ray of sunshine who brings out Willie’s sliver of humanity.


Mommy issues arise when the pair are joined by Academy Award®, Golden Globe and Emmy-winner KATHY BATES, as Willie’s horror story of a mother, Sunny Soke. A super butch super bitch, Sunny raises the bar for the gang’s ambitions, while somehow lowering the standards of criminal behavior. Willie is further burdened by lusting after the curvaceous and prim Diane, played by Emmy Award-nominee CHRISTINA HENDRICKS, the charity director with a heart of gold and libido of steel.


You better watch out: BAD SANTA 2 is coming to town.

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