Thurman Merman Is All Grown Up in Bad Santa 2 Trailer #3
If the red band trailer that debuted yesterday for Bad Santa 2 wasn't to your liking, then perhaps this new all-ages trailer will be right up your alley. The humor is still quite crude and crass, but all of the naughty R-rated words have been cut out. The sequel itself is rated R, so the red band trailer is a more accurate glimpse of what you'll see in theaters. Here, we also have three new photos of Billy Bob Thornton's Willie Soke.
This new trailer from Broad Green Pictures reveals that Willie hasn't seen his mother Sunny Soke (Kathy Bates) in 15 years, but now they're back together to work on a heist with Willie's old partner Marcus (Tony Cox). This new trailer also reveals that Billy Bob Thornton's Willie isn't convinced the target of their next heist is even worthy of stealing from. Willie also tries to get "romantic" with Christina Hendricks' Diane, although it doesn't work out too well. We even get to see the return of Thurman Merman, who is all grown up and wearing the Santa suit.
Bad Santa 2 returns Academy Award-winner Billy Bob Thornton to the screen as America's favorite anti-hero, Willie Soke. Fueled by cheap whiskey, greed and hatred, Willie teams up once again with his angry little sidekick, Marcus (Tony Cox), to knock off a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve. Along for the ride is 'the kid' - chubby and cheery Thurman Merman (Brett Kelly), a 250-pound ray of sunshine who brings out Willie's sliver of humanity.
Mommy issues arise when the pair are joined by Academy Award, Golden Globe and Emmy-winner Kathy Bates, as Willie's horror story of a mother, Sunny Soke. A super butch super bitch, Sunny raises the bar for the gang's ambitions, while somehow lowering the standards of criminal behavior. Willie is further burdened by lusting after the curvaceous and prim Diane, played by Emmy Award-nominee Christina Hendricks, the charity director with a heart of gold and libido of steel. You better watch out: Bad Santa 2 is coming to town.
Mark Waters directs Bad Santa 2 from a screenplay by Johnny Rosenthal and Shauna Cross, based on characters by Glenn Ficarra & John Requa. Bad Santa 2 will have plenty of competition when it hits theaters over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. This R-rated comedy will go up against Paramount's romantic thriller Allied, starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard, 20th Century Fox's dramatic comedy Rules Don't Apply starring Lily Collins and Alden Ehrenreich and Disney's animated adventure Moana, featuring a voice cast lead by Dwayne Johnson and newcomer Auli'i Cravalho. Take a look at the new all ages trailer for Bad Santa 2, along with the three new photos below.