Your favourite Santa is back and this time, he’s wilder, drunker, and badder.
The upcoming sequel to the 2003 Christmas comedy, “Bad Santa”, finally has a trailer! Helmed by “Mean Girls” director Mark Waters, “Bad Santa 2” stars Academy Award-winning actor Billy Bob Thornton, Emmy-winning actress Kathy Bates, and other original cast including Tony Cox and Brett Kelly.
The official synopsis for the film is as follows:
“‘Bad Santa 2’ returns Billy Bob Thornton to the screen as America’s favourite anti-hero, Willie Soke. Fueled by cheap whiskey, greed and hatred, Willie teams up once again with his angry little sidekick, Marcus (played by Tony Cox), to knock off a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve. Along for the ride is ‘the kid’ – chubby and cheery Thurman Merman (played by 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 Willie’s horror story of a mother, Sunny Soke (played by Kathy Bates). A super butch super bitch, Sunny raises the bar for the gang’s ambitions, while somehow lowering the standards of criminal behaviour. Willie is further burdened by lusting after the curvaceous and prim Diane (played by Christina Hendricks), the charity director with a heart of gold and libido of steel.”
Written by Johnny Rosenthal, Doug Ellin and Shauna Cross, “Bad Santa 2” also stars “2 Broke Girls” actor Ryan Hansen as Regent Hastings, comedian Jenny Zigrino as Gina, and Jeff Skowron as Dorfman. Besides that, 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.
Though the trailer doesn’t show much, it features vulgarities, racisms, violence, some nudity, and of course, lots of humour!
Watch the NSFW trailer below:
“Bad Santa 2” is slated for release on 23rd November 2016.
For more information, visit the film’s Facebook page.