Bad Santa 2

(2016)

A sequel to the 2003 Christmas comedy Bad Santa

Bad Santa 2 Begins Shooting with Billy Bob Thornton

Bad Santa 2 Begins Shooting with Billy Bob Thornton

Miramax and Broad Green Pictures announced today that principal photography has begun in Montréal, Québec, Canada on Bad Santa 2. The sequel is a follow-up to the raucous comedy hit Bad Santa first released in 2003. Geyer Kosinski will produce. Billy Bob Thornton is reprising his iconic role as Willie Soke in the sequel, with Mad Men star Christina Hendricks joining the cast last week.

The Bad Santa 2 cast also includes Kathy Bates, who portrays Willie Soke's mother, described as a "foul-mouthed" woman. Tony Cox (Marcus) and Brett Kelly (The Kid) will also reprise their roles from the original Bad Santa, but it isn't known if others such as Lauren Graham or Lauren Tom will be back for this follow-up. No story details have been released at this point, but hopefully we'll learn more as production gets under way.

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‘Bad Santa 2’ Brings in ‘Mad Men’ Star Christina Hendricks

‘Bad Santa 2’ Brings in ‘Mad Men’ Star Christina Hendricks

With production set to begin later this month in Montreal, the cast is coming together for Miramax's long-awaited sequel Bad Santa 2. Deadline reports that Mad Men star Christina Hendricks has joined the cast, portraying a new character who runs a charitable organization. While not specified in the site's report, it's possible that she could be the new love interest for Billy Bob Thornton's Willie Soke.

The Bad Santa 2 cast also includes Kathy Bates, who portrays Willie Soke's mother, described as a "foul-mouthed" woman. Tony Cox (Marcus) and Brett Kelly (The Kid) will also reprise their roles from the original Bad Santa, but it isn't known if others such as Lauren Graham or Lauren Tom will be back for this follow-up. No story details have been released at this point, but hopefully we'll learn more as production gets under way.

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‘Bad Santa 2’ Lands Kathy Bates as Billy Bob Thornton's Mom

‘Bad Santa 2’ Lands Kathy Bates as Billy Bob Thornton's Mom

After several years of development, The Weinstein Company is finally moving forward with Bad Santa 2, and now the cast is coming together. The Wrap is reporting that Kathy Bates has signed on to portray the mother of Billy Bob Thornton's Willie Soke in the upcoming comedy sequel. No details have been released about her character, or how she fits into the story at this point.

We reported last month that Bad Santa 2 will hit theaters in 2016, with production scheduled to begin this January in Montreal. Very little is known about the story at this point, but Kathy Bates' character is described as a "foul-mouthed" woman. The Wrap also reports that original Bad Santa stars Tony Cox and Brett Kelly will reprise their roles, but it isn't known if Lauren Graham or Lauren Tom will be back for this follow-up.

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‘Bad Santa 2’ Is Coming Christmas 2016

‘Bad Santa 2’ Is Coming Christmas 2016

Miramax and Broad Green Pictures announced today that Billy Bob Thornton will reprise his signature role as Willie Soke in Bad Santa 2.The sequel is a follow-up to the raucous comedy hit Bad Santa first released in 2003. Geyer Kosinski will produce.

David Thwaites will oversee the project for Miramax and Victor Moyers for Broad Green Pictures. Principal photography will commence in January 2016 in Montréal, Québec, Canada. No other cast members have been confirmed at this time. It is no known if Lauren Graham and Brett Kelly will be back to reprise their roles.

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‘Bad Santa 2’ Still Happening with Billy Bob Thornton

‘Bad Santa 2’ Still Happening with Billy Bob Thornton

Fargo star Billy Bob Thornton recently took part in a Hollywood Masters discussion for The Hollywood Reporter, where he offered an update on the long-awaited sequel Bad Santa 2.

It should be noted that, in October 2013, five months after Doug Ellin signed on to write the script, Warner Bros. gave his Entourage movie the green light, with production commencing in January 2014. It isn't known if Doug Ellin completed the script before starting work on Entourage, but he did cast Billy Bob Thornton in a key role in that movie.

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‘Entourage’ Creator Doug Ellin to Write and Possibly Direct ‘Bad Santa 2’

‘Entourage’ Creator Doug Ellin to Write and Possibly Direct ‘Bad Santa 2’

Entourage creator Doug Ellin has signed on to rewrite the screenplay and possibly direct the Miramax sequel Bad Santa 2.

We reported last July that Hot Tub Time Machine director Steve Pink signed on to direct and rewrite the script, but it seems now he is no longer attached to the sequel. Doug Ellin has already started working on the Bad Santa 2 script, but whether he will direct may depend on when the Entourage movie gets the green light.

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‘Bad Santa 2’ Gets Director Steve Pink

‘Bad Santa 2’ Gets Director Steve Pink

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.

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‘Bad Santa 2’ Set for Possible 2013 Release Date?

http://movieweb.com/person/billy-bob-thornton/ The Dimension Films dark comedy Bad Santa is finally close to getting a sequel. Billy Bob Thornton recently caught up with The Playlist revealing some good news for Bad Santa 2. Earlier last year Johnny Rosenthal and John Phillips were writing separate scripts for the sequel.

The original follows two conmen who go on a road trip to malls dressed as Santa and his elf. Rather than spreading good cheer, the duo's motive is to rob each establishment, a strategy that becomes complicated when they encounter an 8-year-old who teaches them the true meaning of Christmas. The new scripts are being held under wraps and no details about the story have surfaced.

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