Talks of a proposed sequel to the 2011 riot comedy Horrible Bosses have been doing the rounds for quite some time now. And, it seems that the movie will officially go on floors soon as the film’s leads Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis have signed on to reprise their roles, as per sources in The Hollywood Reporter.
The movie where the three decide to liberate themselves from their frightening bosses by forging a plan was well-received among audiences. The movie went on to garner in an impressive $209 million collection worldwide against a modest $35 million budget.
Talks on a sequel were developed when writers John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein decided to return. However, any further movement on the project was very slow. Until now!
As for the rest of the casting for the film, Jamie Foxx, who plays a “mentor kind-of a role to the trio”, is also speculated to return with negotiations taking place.
However, there is no word out yet on other supporting cast members such as Jennifer Aniston and Kevin Spacey as to whether they will appear in the film or not. It is being said that the focus is likely to shift towards a new set of bosses in the sequel.
Making a sequel for a comedy can seem a risky proposition as most of the times, the makers fail to infuse any freshness and go onto make something similar to the original. In recent times, only The Hangover 2 (awaiting its third movie soon) managed to become a blockbuster despite churning out the same story. The makers for Horrible Bosses 2 will want to steer clear of anything treaded upon already to make their film a new original.
From a financial perspective, Warner Bros. seem to be on the right track to proceed with a Horrible Bosses sequel. But, it must come as a deterring factor to proceed on the film without their most priced assets – the bosses. If that is the case, thee makers have a challenging task to not border on making a poor rehash of the original and make a film which has the right casting and offers enough laughs.
Then again, the movie can do wonders with the theme of the film making it a possibility to click with the audiences – the ‘revenge’ factor from the first film. Are you excited on the prospects of a sequel for the Horrible Bosses sequel? Let us know in your comments.