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Sean Anders' Horrible Bosses 2 has officially started production! In addition to returning stars Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Jamie Foxx and Kevin Spacey, new antagonists Christoph Waltz and Chris Pine have been confirmed. As a bonus, the first details about the plot of the comedy sequel have also been revealed. It seems the protagonists become keen to go into business for themselves, but soon find themselves the victims of a slick-witted investor who takes them to the cleaners, leaving them with only one option: kidnapping his son and holding him for ransom.
Horrible Bosses 2 is set for a November 28, 2014 release date. Hit the jump for more.
Check out the full details in the following press release announcing the start of production on Horrible Bosses 2, with synopsis in bold below:
New Line Cinema’s “Horrible Bosses 2” Now in Production
Chris Pine and Christoph Waltz Join Returning Stars Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Jamie Foxx and Kevin Spacey for this Sequel to the Hit Comedy “Horrible Bosses”
BURBANK, Calif.-- Filming has begun in Los Angeles on New Line Cinema’s “Horrible Bosses 2,” directed by Sean Anders (“Sex Drive”). The follow-up to the 2011 hit comedy “Horrible Bosses” reunites stars Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis as everyone’s favorite working stiffs Nick, Dale and Kurt. Jennifer Aniston, Jamie Foxx and Kevin Spacey also reprise their starring roles, while Chris Pine and Christoph Waltz star as new adversaries standing between the guys and their dreams of success.
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Here's today's latest casting news:
Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained) is in negotiations to join Horrible Bosses 2. New Line has set a November 28, 2014 release date for the sequel that also stars Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Spacey and Chris Pine.
Rachel McAdams (Midnight in Paris) is in talks to replace Reese Witherspoon in the science fiction picture, Passengers, starring Keanu Reeves.
Luke Grimes (Taken 2) has been cast in Sam Taylor-Johnson's Fifty Shades of Grey adaptation, which stars Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan.
Robin Weigert (The Sessions) has signed on to Edward Zwick's chess drama, Pawn Sacrifice, starring Tobey Maguire as Bobby Fischer.
Hit the jump for more on each project.
Variety reports that Waltz is in talks to board Horrible Bosses 2, the Sean Anders-directed sequel that begins production in L.A. the first week of November. Waltz and Pine would play a father-son duo who terrorize the protagonists as their new bosses. Waltz was in the mix for this role for some time, but it looks as if concerns surrounding his schedule were smoothed out. He'll next be seen in Muppets Most Wanted, opening March 21, 2014.
Deadline reports that McAdams is in talks to join Passengers, the Jon Spaihts-scripted sci-fi pic directed by Brian Kirk (Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire). The film's production in Germany gave rise to complications with Witherspoon's schedule, opening the door for McAdams. The plot centers on a "spacecraft transporting thousands of people to a distant colony planet [and then] has a malfunction in one of its sleep ...
We learned last week that Warner Bros. wanted Chris Pine to play one of the horrible bosses in Horrible Bosses 2. Today we can confirm the deal has closed. According to Variety, Pine will play "half of a father-son duo who steal the main characters' idea for a new invention." WB reached out to Christoph Waltz to play Pine's father, but a scheduling issue will likely prevent Waltz from taking the role.
Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, and Jason Sudeikis will return for the sequel to the 2011 surprise hit about three men who conspire to kill each other's unbearable employers. After Horrible Bosses director Seth Gordon dropped out, Sean Anders (We're the Millers) stepped in. Horrible Bosses 2 opens November 26, 2014.
Warner Bros. has dated the comedy sequel Horrible Bosses 2 for next year's Thanksgiving weekend. The pic will open in theaters on November 26, 2014, where it will square off directly against Fox's animated film Home. Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and Disney’s sports drama McFarland will get a jump on the weekend by opening on November 21st, but Horrible Bosses 2 should prove to be a nice bit of R-rated counter-programming for the holiday.
Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, and Jason Sudeikis return for the follow-up, which will be helmed by That’s My Boy director Sean Anders. Horrible Bosses scribes John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein penned the initial draft of the script, but Anders and his We’re the Millers co-writer John Morris subsequently performed a rewrite. If you missed Steve’s recent video interview with Batman in which the actor spoke briefly about the project, click here.
We've cobbled together a collection of new images from the following films:
Need for Speed - Scott Waugh's film adaptation of the street racing video game franchise starring Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper, Dakota Johnson, Kid Cudi, Imogen Poots and Michael Keaton opens March 14, 2014.
Horrible Bosses 2 - The Sean Anders-directed sequel (which star Jason Bateman recently talked about in an interview with Steve) is about to kick into production with stars Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis.
In the Heart of the Sea - Ron Howard's film about the whaling ship Essex that inspired Herman Melville's famous whale tale stars Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Ben Whishaw, Brendan Gleeson and Benjamin Walker.
Hit the jump to check out the images.
First up, here is a pair of images from Need for Speed, featuring stars Aaron Paul, Kid Cudi, Dominic Cooper and Dakota Johnson (via EW):
Check out Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis in an early look at Horrible Bosses 2:
@batemanjason More bad decisions ahead for these clowns. Day #1 pic.twitter.com/3hSz7wQU8D
Here's the latest from Ron Howard on the set of In the Heart of the Sea:
@RealRonHoward Day 3 - Heart of the Sea shooting in tank at Leavesdan pic.twitter.com/HVUMxeGJzR
Essex was an American ship out of Nantucket pic.twitter.com/Al7YULlcm9
One of my favorite films at this year's Toronto International Film Festival is Jason Bateman's directorial debut Bad Words. Andrew Dodge’s awesome script centers on a high-school drop-out (Bateman) who uses a loophole to compete in an 8th grade spelling bee, enraging teachers and parents alike, but befriending an awkward young contestant along the way. And while the film could easily be a family friendly, PG movie that plays it safe, I'm happy to report Bateman has crafted a wholly R-rated movie that's loaded with inappropriate dialogue and hysterical situations. It also explains why Focus Features quickly snapped it up during an all night bidding war following the world premiere. Bad Words also stars Kathryn Hahn, Allison Janney, Ben Falcone, Philip Baker Hall and Rohan Chandz.
The day after the premiere I got to sit down with Bateman for an extended video interview. He talked about the warm reception for the film, landing distribution, marketing plans, the soundtrack (which is fantastic), working with child actor Rohan Chand, deleted scenes, and more. In addition, Bateman talked about the Horrible Bosses sequel, the audience perception of The Change-Up, and Shawn Levy's This Is Where I Leave You. Hit the jump to watch.
Jason Bateman Time Index:
0:45 – Talks about the warm reception after screening Bad Words at the Toronto International Film Festival.
1:45 – Comments on landing distribution for the film and the inherent difficulties in marketing.
3:30 – Talks more about marketing the film, including trailers, posters and the like.
5:00 – Comments on the inclusion of a Smashing Pumpkins song in the ...
After the departure of original director Seth Gordon earlier last month, New Line Cinema has found a replacement to take the helm of the comedy sequel Horrible Bosses 2. Per THR, We’re the Millers co-writer Sean Anders will direct the follow-up, while Anders’ Millers co-writer John Morris has joined the project as an executive producer. The duo recently did a rewrite on the Horrible Bosses 2 script, which was initially penned by Horrible Bosses scribes John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein. This will not be Anders’ first time behind the camera, as he previously helmed Sex Drive and last year’s That’s My Boy. Anders and Morris are coming off the strong box office success of We're the Millers, and New Line appears to have sparked to their rewrite work.
Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day, and Jamie Foxx are all onboard to reprise their roles from the first film for Horrible Bosses 2, though no timetable is given for when production might finally get underway.
As 2011 comes to a close, Movie Fanatic is looking back on the best of the best on screen. Last week, we took a look at the Top 10 Comedies of 2011 and today’s focus is on movie villains. It was a banner year for the villain on film in 2011, with superhero movies providing naturally gifted villains, but there were also a few surprises to be found, including a few comedies!
So, without further ado, we present the Movie Fanatic Top 10 movie villains of 2011.
10. Ghostface from Scream 4
Maybe not the best of the Scream movies, but in Scream 4 Ghostface reminded audiences why that character is so darn villainous. We feel that half the reason Scream 4 even got green lit was that producers and director Wes Craven knew that audiences wanted another go-around with the Ghostface killer. He is scary incarnate.
9. Chango from 30 Minutes or Less
Perhaps an unusual choice, but Michael Pena’s portrayal of Chango was both funny and fierce. Danny McBride and Nick Swardson’s characters were supposed to be the villains in 30 Minutes or Less. But it is Pena’s Chango that stole the villainy from McBride and Swardson. It was also terrific to see Pena flex his comedic muscles and give audiences a true badass.
8. Hector Hammond from Green Lantern
Perhaps Hector Hammond is the best part of a bad movie? Largely due to the astounding acting talent of Peter Sarsgaard, the villain in Green Lantern gave the film its only juice worthy of the big screen. One rule of being a movie villain that he nails perfectly is, would we want to run into him or her in a dark alley? In the hands of Sarsgaard… no, Hammond is not someone we would like to meet in a dark alley.
7. Dave Harken in Horrible Bosses
Kevin Spacey was easily the most horrible of the Horrible Bosses, and therefore deserves to be on our list of top 10 movie villains of 2011. The fear he puts into Jason Bateman in the film is palpable and he is truly the main impetus for the plot to off Bateman and his friends’ bosses.
6. Tex Richman from The Muppets
Jason Segel and co-writer Nick Stoller showed their creative brilliance by not only bringing The Muppets back in all their glory, but also by introducing a foe to their fuzziness in Tex Richman. The oilman wants to own the Muppets' theater for its oil deep beneath the surface. In the astounding acting hands of Chris Cooper, not only does he strike fear in the audience, but even the entire cast of Muppets, who normally don’t seem to possess much in terms of fear.
5. August in Water for Elephants
Christoph Waltz is becoming a go-to actor for portraying villains. We can thank his Oscar-winning turn in Inglourious Basterds. Waltz was the baddie in two films this year, first Green Hornet, but most deliciously devilish in Water for Elephants. His August owns and runs a Depression-era circus with an iron fist. Anyone who disagrees with his methods is promptly thrown off a train -- seriously. Then, there is August’s treatment of animals. That alone puts August in his own league of hell when it comes to movie villains of 2011.
4. Loki in Thor
Loki was so bad in Thor, that he was the perfect choice to serve as the central villain of 2012’s The Avengers. In the movie Thor, his little brother of Chris Hemsworth’s hero is part whiny younger sibling and all evil as he threatens the well being of the entire universe. Tom Hiddleston’s portrayal never drifted into camp, as it easily could have, and the result was a perfect foe for Thor. Movie Fanatic cannot wait to see the entire The Avengers gang take on Loki in the 2012 film. We think that speaks volumes to his badness… it takes an all-star of Marvel heroes to bring him down.
3. Red Skull in Captain America: The First Avenger
Speaking of Marvel bad guys, Red Skull slithered and took the fear factor into the stratosphere in Captain America: The First Avenger. Hugo Weaving, the iconic bad guy from The Matrix movies, donned the Red Skull mask and struck fear into audiences in 2011. You know you’re doing something right as a movie villain if the Nazis are afraid of you. And they were, rightfully so.
2. Moriarty in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
Imagine our thrill when we heard that the villain in the sequel to 2009’s Sherlock Holmes was going to be Moriarty. In the Sherlock Holmes books, that character is often referred to as Sherlock’s best bad guy. Looking at his pedigree, it is easy to see why. He is Holmes’ intelligence equal. As good as Sherlock is at dissecting a mystery and solving it, Moriarty excels at developing devilish plans that leave inspectors, such as Holmes, completely adrift in trying to figure out the source of the evil. In A Game of Shadows, as played by Jared Harris, Moriarty has no soul and no qualms about plunging the world into war, all so he can make a fortune. He won’t get it, but Harris deserves Oscar consideration for his deft portrayal.
1. Lord Voldemort in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
Expecting anyone else to top our list of top 10 movie villains of 2011? We could argue that Voldemort is the best movie villain of the last decade. And kudos to producers for casting Ralph Fiennes as He Who Shall Not Be Named -- after books and films that teased the man’s penchant for evil. When he finally takes somewhat of a human form in Fiennes, it is a villain that easily produces nightmares, long after the credits roll. But during Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, his villainy practically destroys all that is good in the world of magic, engulfing Hogwarts in a fiery finish and “killing” Harry Potter. Voldemort is so wicked, we could see him topping the list of best movie villains of all time.
As expected, neither of this week’s new comedies came close to catching Transformers 3 on its second weekend. While Horrible Bosses became the latest R-rated comedy to top expectations this summer, Zookeeper became the latest potential tentpole to fall flat. Meanwhile, both films combined barely topped this weekend’s estimate for Dark of the Moon, which became the US’s highest-grossing release of 2011 as of Sunday.
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With a new domestic total of $261 million, Transformers: Dark of the Moon surpassed The Hangover Part II this weekend to become the year’s top earner. With Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 2 on the horizon it’s unclear how long that title will hold, but it should look good on the film’s promos for the next week or two.
In 2009 Transformers 2 closed as the year’s second highest earner with a domestic total just over $402 million. In its first ten days, Moon lagged behind its predecessor here in the US but, with this weekend’s decline of 52% to Revenge of the Fallen’s 61%, Tf3 has captured the advantage. Already a bigger hit internationally, Dark of the Moon continued its worldwide domination this weekend. Combined estimates put the film over the $600 million mark as of Saturday and, because it has yet to open in China or Japan, it is sure to top its predecessor’s $836 million worldwide total in the coming weeks. Additionally, Tf3 has a good chance of breaking the one billion mark. ...
Two big films hit theaters this Friday - an ensemble comedy tent pole for Warner Bros. and a Kevin James tent pole for Columbia Pictures. Zookeeper and Horrible Bosses have very different premises, but both are meant to make you laugh.
You have a choice of comedy vs. comedy this weekend.
Horrible Bosses: Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, and Jason Bateman star as three guys who have equally awful bosses (played by Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Spacey, and Colin Farrell) and need to get rid of them. They decide it would be best if they actually kill them - each assigned another one's boss to kill. Things go horribly wrong when the guys seem to have no idea what they are doing.
Horrible Bosses Trailer
Zookeeper: The animals in the zoo adore their zookeeper, Griffin (Kevin James) and want to help him snag the woman of his dreams (Leslie Bibbs). They decide to reveal their big secret: they can talk! Now they want to share all their best mating rituals with their zookeeper friend. It is up to Griffin to understand the true meaning of love himself - and that might not by with the woman he necessarily thinks he should be with.