Few things in life are guaranteed, though it seems we can now safely add one more to the list after death and taxes: a sequel to any movie that makes money. And thus, today we get our first look at the trailer for Horrible Bosses 2, the inevitable sequel to the 2011 dark comedy that became a surprise hit. The original core trio of Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, and Charlie Day are back to reprise their roles, along with surviving bosses Kevin Spacey and Jennifer Aniston, as well as Jamie Foxx. Though they don’t appear in this teaser, Christoph Waltz and Chris Pine have also been brought on board this time around.
This being a shorter “teaser” rather than a full-length trailer, we don’t get much in the way of the plot here, but rather a re-introduction to all of the characters from the original and a few new laughs. Not that it’s going to sway anyone way or the other, but what we do know about the story is that the boys decide to start their own business, only to find themselves in a tough spot when the entrepreneur funding their company decides to pull out at the last minute. With no other recourse, the three friends plot to kidnap the entrepreneur’s son and hold him for ransom. As reported here earlier, Waltz (Django Unchained) and Pine (Star Trek Into Darkness) will be playing the father-son duo.
It seems like Bateman’s name comes up every other day, as we recently reported that he has signed on to direct his third feature, a comedy for Universal. The month he is shooting his second feature, The Family Fang, his follow-up to the darkly humorous Bad Words. Sudeikis, who left Saturday Night Live just over a year ago, has found success of his own with last year’s We’re the Millers, which featured his Bosses co-star Aniston. Day meanwhile, in between the two movies had a part in Guillermo Del Toro’s Pacific Rim, and lent his voice to the smash-hit The Lego Movie.
The Bosses sequel, which will be released over the busy Thanksgiving week on November 26th, is directed by Sean Anders (That’s My Boy, Sex Drive). Anders also had a hand in the script, along with the writers of the original, John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein.