A new trailer for Bad Santa 2 has been unveiled in which Billy Bob Thornton is back as the naughty Saint Nick.
Mean Girls director Mark Waters is helming Bad Santa 2, and the script has been written by Entourage creator Doug Ellin with Johnny Rosenthal and Shauna Cross, reported Digital Spy.
Geyer Kosinski will produce. Miramax will partner with Broad Green Pictures to co-finance and co-produce, said The Hollywood Reporter. Tony Cox and Brett Kelly, who were the part of the original film, are also returning as Marcus and Thurman Merman, respectively.
Actress Christina Hendricks has been roped in by the makers of to play Diane, the head of a charity organisation. The sequel to the 2003 dark comedy sees the return of Tony Cox and Brett Kelly reprising their roles. Oscar-winning actress Kathy Bates as will be seen as Soke’s mom in the movie.
In Bad Santa 2, Willie and Sunny, who’s just as mean and foul-mouthed as her son, try to scam a charity headed by Diane. Although Diane looks prim and proper on the outside, she apparently “has a thing for shady lowlifes in a Santa costume,” so Willie should be just her type.
The film is expected to hit theatres next year.
The film is due for release on November 23, 2016. The original November 2003 Bad Santa became a seasonal classic and managed a profitable box office take upon its release – grossing USD 60 million in the US on a budget of USD 23 million, and earning USD 76.5 million worldwide.
Watch: Bad Santa 2 Teaser Trailer