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Ready For Horrible Bosses 2?
New Line has hired the writers

04 January 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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Ready For Horrible Bosses 2?

Horrible Bosses might not have been a critical favourite last year, but it certainly caught on with audiences, earning a surprising $209 million worldwide. So what are the probably not-so-horrible bosses at New Line doing now? Looking to make a sequel, of course!

The first step down that road has been taken, with the executives locking in Bosses writers John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein to start kicking around ideas for a follow-up to the story of three workers planning to kill their awful supervisors. And the studio types will also be digging into the coffers for enough cash to tempt stars Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day back to the lead roles.

Also likely to return is director Seth Gordon, who brought the original in for around $35 million and is seen as a key part of the film’s success.

Daley (who is a regular on US forensic TV show Bones) and Goldstein, a telly writing stalwart, have been in demand recently. In addition to Bosses, they’ve also worked on Steve Carell comedy Burt Wonderstone and have been cranking out a sequel to ‘toon hit Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs.

The big question for any Bosses sequel is where the plot will go this time, especially since the stories of antagonistic monsters Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Spacey and, particularly Colin Farrell wrapped up pretty neatly in the original. Perhaps they could switch the focus and have Sudeikis, Bateman and Day as the dreadful employers this time, trying to stop new workers offing them?


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I'm still shocked that Horrible Bosses was so poorly reviewed. It was so much better than Hangover Part II and that film was so insultingly bad, Horrible Bosses deserved recognition just for being a decent comedy in that sequels over-hyped shadow. I mean, it actually had a plot of sorts. It doesn't need a sequel, but I'm looking forward to it already. I like the albeit thumpingly obvious one that it will very likely be them fending off employees. They'll probably be nice bosses though dealing wi More

Posted by Najemikon at 15:08 on 07 January 2012 | Report This Post

I'm still shocked that Horrible Bosses was so poorly reviewed. It was so much better than Hangover Part II and that film was so insultingly bad, Horrible Bosses deserved recognition just for being a decent comedy in that sequels over-hyped shadow. I mean, it actually had a plot of sorts. It doesn't need a sequel, but I'm looking forward to it already. I like the albeit thumpingly obvious one that it will very likely be them fending off employees. They'll probably be nice bosses though dealing wi More

Posted by Najemikon at 15:08 on 07 January 2012 | Report This Post

I'm still shocked that Horrible Bosses was so poorly reviewed. It was so much better than Hangover Part II and that film was so insultingly bad, Horrible Bosses deserved recognition just for being a decent comedy in that sequels over-hyped shadow. I mean, it actually had a plot of sorts. It doesn't need a sequel, but I'm looking forward to it already. I like the albeit thumpingly obvious one that it will very likely be them fending off employees. They'll probably be nice bosses though dealing wi More

Posted by Najemikon at 15:08 on 07 January 2012 | Report This Post

really??
i liked this film more than i thought i would in all honestly but not sure about another one also it was different seeing Jennifer Aniston play a different role all means a sex pest who wears not a lot (no complaints mind) rather than the sweet little good girl which was interesting. im really not sure this is a good idea bu if this film does happen lets hope its not a hangover 2 job which is a carbon copy of its predecessor More

Posted by chrisharvey1551 at 01:00 on 06 January 2012 | Report This Post

OhI No!! This was/is one of the most pornographic -and unfunny movies I have ever (tried) to see! Why cannot todays filmgoers recognise filth when they see it? And was it needed? the basic premise was quite funny (if not original) but then we had a major Hollywood studio involving itsself in homour that belongs to schoolboys and the sexual immature at best and a porno channel at worst. And what in heaven's name was Kevin Spacey-director of the Old Vic doing up to his neck in this muck? More

Posted by Musicals at 20:04 on 05 January 2012 | Report This Post

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In answer to the thread title...No. More

Posted by Cool Breeze at 11:33 on 05 January 2012 | Report This Post

I thought Horrible Bosses was brilliant, but I'm not sure it needs a sequel. But it's the same old story with the studios: sequel isn't required, but sequel will make money. As for the plot, it can't really be any different, can it? More

Posted by Whistler at 10:24 on 05 January 2012 | Report This Post

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