Still can’t get yourself in the mood for Christmas? Well, this piece of news may bring a smile to your face, especially if you’re a fan of the 2003 Christmas-themed comedy, “Bad Santa”.
According to Variety, the 2nd “Bad Santa” film is set to hit theatres during the Thanksgiving period, one of the busiest times of year for moviegoing.
Directed by Terry Zwigoff, “Bad Santa” is an American Christmas criminal black comedy film that was released in 2003. It starred Tony Cox, Billy Bob Thornton, Brett Kelly, Lauren Graham, Lauren Tom, Bernie Mac, and John Ritter. The Coen brothers served as executive producers of the film.
The film follows the story of a miserable conman and his partner who pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. However, they encountered problems along the way when the conman befriends a troubled kid.
The sequel to the cult comedy will see the returns of Billy Bob Thornton as the washed-up department store Santa/safe cracker, Tony Cox as Marcus, and Brett Kelly as the gullible overweight kid. Kathy Bates is joining the cast as Billy’s mother.
The film will be heading off against the debuts of an untitled thriller with Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard, Disney‘s animated film “Moana“, and action film “The Great Wall“. It will also head off against the 2nd weekend of the “Harry Potter” spin-off film, “Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them“.
Broad Green Pictures is in charge of the US theatrical distribution for the film. The company will also co-finance and co-produce it alongside Miramax. “Mean Girls” director Mark Waters will helm the film from a screenplay by Shauna Cross, Doug Ellin, and Johnny Rosenthal.
“Bad Santa 2” is slated for release on 23rd November 2016.