If we’ve learned anything today is that if a comedy is successful, it must have a sequel at any and all costs. Universal announced plans to push forward with Bridesmaids 2, even if star Kristen Wiig is not a part, and now Warner Brothers will develop sequel to their break-out comedy hit of the summer.
THR reports that Horrible Bosses screenwriters John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein have just signed a deal to write a sequel for the film that racked up over $200 million worldwide. If you’ve seen the film then you know not to expect any of the bosses to return (especially not Colin Farrell), but its main cast of Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis are planning to come back.
Director Seth Gordon (who found initial success with his videogame doc King of Kong) is also expected to return. With a budget of $35 million, Horrible Bosses was my favorite comedy of the year, in terms of laughs-per-minute. I only hope that Jamie Foxx as Motherf*cker Jones makes a return. I could see WB getting another slate of A-listers to play bosses terrorizing our three leads, but wouldn’t it be kind of awesome if the trio themselves became the horrible bosses? Make it happen, WB.
Daley, who broke out in Freaks & Geeks, and his partner Goldstein are also behind the Steve Carell and Jim Carrey magician comedy Burt Wonderstone and the Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs sequel. In sea of R-rated comedies, they are clear stand-outs with their smart slapstick.
What would you want to see from a Horrible Bosses sequel?
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