It was confirmed today that the three stars from 2011’s “Horrible Bosses” would be reprising their roles for a sequel, which begins filming late this summer. Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, and Jason Sudeikis starred as three everyman employees who team up to rid themselves of their terrible superiors, played by Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston, and Colin Farrell.
Jamie Foxx also had a brief role in the film, and is currently in negotiations to return as well. It is unknown whether any of the ‘bosses’ will return, though the film is expected to focus on a new group of employers. Regardless, fans and critics alike hope that this sequel won’t tread in the footsteps of recent comedy sequels that recycle the original’s plot, such as “The Hangover Part II.”
While the film was sharply divided critically upon its release, it nonetheless became a box-office smash: earning $209 million worldwide from a $35 million budget. Almost immediately, producers declared there would be a sequel, though no real progress had been announced until now.
Seth Gordon has been confirmed to return as director. Gordon recently worked with Bateman and Melissa McCarthy on “Identity Thief,” released in February. Also returning are writers Michael Markowitz, John Francis Daley, and Jonathan Goldstein who penned the script for the original. Daley and Goldstein’s latest film, “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone,” will be released this Friday.