‘Horrible Bosses’ Sequel Moves Forward

John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein have signed onto write the sequel, with Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, and Jason Sudeikis also set to return.
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‘Horrible Bosses’ Sequel Moves Forward

New Line is putting together a sequel for Horrible Bosses New Line Cinema is moving forward on a sequel to their hit summer comedy Horrible Bosses, which took in over $200 million worldwide.

Original writers John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein have signed deals to write the sequel, with stars Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, and Jason Sudeikis all expected to return. The studio is also in talks with director Seth Gordon to helm the sequel.

The comedy, which only cost $35 million to make, became a surprise summer hit, earning $117 million at the domestic box office and $209 million worldwide. The story followed three friends (Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, and Jason Sudeikis) who are all sick of being mistreated by their bosses, and band together to kill their employers, one by one.

It isn't known when New Line is aiming to get this sequel into production, but it seems that all of the pieces are falling into place rather quickly.

Horrible Bosses was released July 8th, 2011.

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  • slysnide • 4 years ago

    I still wanna see the first one, but it sounded like a nice stand alone original piece. So this is just another example of shameless Hollywood greed.

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    • Dragon1991 • 4 years ago

      This kind of movie begs for no sequels.

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      • ejk1 • 4 years ago

        @moviegeek Hahaha....good one, and yet sad at the same time.

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        • moviegeek • 4 years ago

          @ejk1 When they decided to not make another Paranormal Activity movie!

          Oh... wait.

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          • ejk1 • 4 years ago

            @incmob@moviegeek Agreed, but when was the last time Hollywood did the sensible thing?

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            • moviegeek • 4 years ago

              The movie was good? But sequel?

              @incmob exactly. Office Space.

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              • 2movieguys • 4 years ago

                'Horrible Bosses" was ok ....I would give a C+...Got old real fast....and stale.....Part 2....WHY!?

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                • felipe-11 • 4 years ago

                  Yeah, not as funny as I hoped from the trailers, but I still liked it enough to watch again sometime. But no sequel please.

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                  • instead8909 • 4 years ago

                    I would just say no to any amount of money, I wish they would stop making horrible sequels and horrible films and put that money to good use.

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                    • incmob • 4 years ago

                      this is a bad idea... so would an office space 2 or big lebowski 2... horrible bosses reminded me a lot of office space, and i loved it, but i agree as soon as i read this news and scrolled down i felt like everyone else that this could be another hangover 2, just leave it alone and make something else.

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                      • Salemwolf711 • 4 years ago

                        could be good i enjoyed the first one i would like to see what they do with this one

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                        • jimthar • 4 years ago

                          this is stupid. what's gonna happen, are they ALL going to get jobs again that ALL happen to have a "horrible boss" again and they're ALL going to have to find indirect ways to kill them AGAIN? this is a totally unnecessary sequel and it's another case of overmilking the cow.

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                          • bawnian-dexeus • 4 years ago

                            Hope it doesn't end up like Hangover

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                            • corey • 4 years ago

                              The first movie was f*cking awesome! Super funny. As much as I'd love to see these characters back again, I'd hate to see it end up like The Hangover. Then again, Hangover 2 was a rehased plot. What, are they gonna go and kill bosses again? haha.

                              If they come up with a good story, I'm game.

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                              • zenttox • 4 years ago

                                @pjwolsker Agreed

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                                • pjwolsker • 4 years ago

                                  if anyone thinks this is a good idea.. you suck at life

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                                  • geof36 • 4 years ago

                                    It's The Hangover all over again.

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                                    • XxNickTheFilmCriticXx • 4 years ago

                                      @SpaceCowboy -- Maybe they have to try to kill their new bosses? Or at least help others do so? Who knows.

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                                      • Stansfield • 4 years ago

                                        I was let down by this movie big time. It looked promising in the trailers, but when I watched it I kept finding myself asking "When is this going to get funny?" It had a couple of great cast members that were given sh*t to do. A sequel is a stupid idea...but if Hollywood thinks they can make a buck, they'll try.

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                                        • SpaceCowboy • 4 years ago

                                          How could there be a sequel?

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