Last month, the first trailer for Bad Santa 2 arrived, but we only got a quick glimpse of Billy Bob Thornton's iconic character Willie Soke. Just a few days ago, the first photos and poster surfaced that offered our first look at Brett Kelly's Thurman Merman and the return of Willie's diminutive sidekick Marcus (Tony Cox). If the first trailer didn't quite hit the spot, then perhaps this new red band trailer will, chocked full of R-rated language, nudity and much more, so watch at your own risk.
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. Geyer Kosinski and Andrew Gunn produce. Executive producers are Zanne Devine, David Thwaites, Gabriel Hammond, Daniel Hammond, Mark Waters, Jessica Tuchinsky, Adam Fields and Doug Ellin. The film is a Broad Green Pictures and Miramax release, hitting theaters November 23, 2016.
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 red band trailer below, which shouldn't be watched by anyone under the age of 18.