It seems not too long ago when Horrible Bosses turned out to be a massive surprise hit for New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. raking in some of the highest dollars seen for a black comedy of this sort. If you got the appetite for such sinister comedy, where the idea of killing your bosses could have a funny ring to it, then you got to have loved this movie. And if you did, then a sequel would also be eagerly awaited. So here it is finally close to its theatrical release, three years after the original, ready to make you roll with laughter, with its ludicrous storyline, while hopefully grabbing a few dollars too.
Are the original actors returning: All the ones that matter are going to be seen again in the sequel. We have the trio of Jason Bateman, Charlie Day (yay!) and Jason Sudeikis, the employees bullied by their bosses in the first film. Then there is Kevin Spacey, the mean boss who lands up in jail, and Jennifer Aniston, who makes Charlie Day feel uneasy each day. Oh, and yes, Jamie Foxx is back in his stylish psycho avatar of Dean “Motherfuckah” Jones.
Who are the new actors joining in: The cast gets bigger in Horrible Bosses 2 with the introduction of Christoph Waltz and Chris Pine, the latter playing the son of the former (James Kirk is the son of Dr. King Schultz, eh!?). Those are two very much recognisable faces brought in for the sequel, which gives us further two good enough reasons to watch this film.
What’s the plot about: Well, if you really want to know, the original trio get themselves mixed up with a savvy investor who appears to take them down. With no other viable option in sight, the trio decide to kidnap the investor’s son in order to put up a ransom to take back their business. Lot of things are bound to go wrong, I bet!
Who is directing it: Sean Anders has been handed this responsibility, after Seth Gordon (the director of the first film) faced conflicting schedules. Sean Anders is someone who’s been heavily involved with comedies, that too R-rated ones. He’s worked as a writer on last year’s hit We’re The Millers and the upcoming Dumb and Dumber To. But his directorial track record ain’t great with his previous venture being That’s My Boy starring Adam Sandler in 2012. Fingers crossed that we see the better half of Anders in Horrible Bosses 2!
Where to watch the trailer: Right here! The trailer reintroduces the chemistry that the trio pulled off brilliantly in the first movie, and focuses more on the older characters. The new ones seem to be saved for the future promos. Have a laugh!
Horrible Bosses 2 will release in the USA on November 26, 2014.