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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’ 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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‘Cut Bank’ Blu-ray Preview with Billy Bob Thornton | EXCLUSIVE

‘Cut Bank’ Blu-ray Preview with Billy Bob Thornton | EXCLUSIVE

Billy Bob Thornton reveals how well he got along with the cast and crew in our exclusive preview for Cut Bank, which is currently available on Blu-ray and DVD from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. This preview also includes plenty of behind-the-scenes footage from the set, and more insight into the production from screenwriter Roberto Patino. We also get brief glimpses of several other cast members, including Liam Hemsworth, Teresa Palmer, Bruce Dern, Michael Stuhlbarg, Oliver Platt and John Malkovich.

The Fargo-esque mystery crime-thriller Cut Bank follows Dwayne McClaren's (Liam Hemsworth) carefully planned escape from the sleepy town of Cut Bank, Montana. When Dwayne's plan backfires and he's swept into a murder investigation led by the local sheriff (Malkovich), he discovers that CutBank is a small town full of big - and deadly - surprises in this star-powered thriller filled with clever plot twists, dark humor and a gallery of unforgettable characters. Matt Shakman makes his feature directorial debut on Cut Bank, after directing several television episodes for shows such as Fargo and The Good Wife.

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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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Billy Bob Thornton Joins Sandra Bullock in ‘Our Brand Is Crisis’

Billy Bob Thornton Joins Sandra Bullock in ‘Our Brand Is Crisis’

Billy Bob Thornton is in negotiations to join Sandra Bullock and Scoot McNairy in the Warner Bros. dramatic comedy Our Brand Is Crisis.

The project is based on Rachel Boynton's documentary of the same name, which followed James Carville and Stan Greenberg, former consultants to U.S. President Bill Clinton, who used American political campaign strategies during an election in Bolivia. No details were given for Billy Bob Thornton's role, although The Wrap reports Sandra Bullock is playing a character named "Calamity" Jane Bodine, a retired political consultant who often utilizes famous quotes to accentuate her talking points.

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‘Entourage’ Movie Adds Billy Bob Thornton

‘Entourage’ Movie Adds Billy Bob Thornton

With production currently under way in Los Angeles on the Entourage movie, actor Billy Bob Thornton has joined the cast in a supporting role. In addition, we also have new story details for this highly-anticipated adaptation.

Adrian Grenier (Vincent Chase), Jeremy Piven (Ari Gold), Jerry Ferrara (Turtle), Kevin Connolly (Eric Murphy) and Kevin Dillon (Johnny "Drama" Chase) all reprise their roles from the HBO hit series Entourage, with the plot centering on Vincent Chase's new big-budget Dracula movie that is going into production. Billy Bob Thornton plays a billionaire cowboy who transitions into the world of film financing, agreeing to put up the money for Dracula. He sends his 20-year-old son to Los Angeles to keep an eye on the project for him, although the son has yet to be cast.

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Three ‘Parkland’ Clips with Billy Bob Thornton and Zac Efron

Three ‘Parkland’ Clips with Billy Bob Thornton and Zac Efron

Peter Landesman directed this thriller about the JFK assassination, hitting theaters October 4.