Steve Pink will direct Billy Bob Thornton in <strong><em>Bad Santa 2</em></strong>
Bad Santa 2 is finally moving forward with Steve Pink (Hot Tub Time Machine) signing on to direct and rewrite the screenplay.

Billy Bob Thornton is expected to return in the title role from the 2003 comedy hit Bad Santa. There is no word whether other co-stars such as Lauren Graham or Brett Kelly will return. The original comedy took in $76 million worldwide, from just a $23 million budget.

Back in February, Billy Bob Thornton had said they planned on shooting the sequel this summer. It isn't known when production will begin now, though, since Steve Pink is taking another crack at the screenplay.

Steve Pink has also directed Accepted, and, most recently, episodes of comedy shows such as New Girl, The Office, and Happy Endings.