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Briefly: A couple weeks ago it was said that the producers of Horrible Bosses 2 wanted Chris Pine and Christoph Waltz to join the film’s returning cast; the idea was for them to play a father/son duo “who terrorize the main characters as their new bosses.” Pine signed on pretty quickly, but Waltz was supposedly unable to commit. Now the scheduling issues, or the script qualms, or whatever problem was keeping he and the film apart have been resolved.

So Variety reports that Waltz and Pine will make life hell for characters played by Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, and Charlie Day, as Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Aniston, and Kevin Spacey do entertaining stuff on the periphery.

The film begins shooting in LA, and now has a release date of Nov. 28, 2014. Sean Anders is directing from a script by John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein.

 

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You can’t make a movie called Horrible Bosses 2 without a few horrible bosses, so director Sean Anders and studio New Line are looking at a couple of notable names to play the villains.

Christoph Waltz and Chris Pine are reportedly being courted to play a nasty father-son boss pair who’ll presumably make life hell for our poor heroes (returning stars Jason Sudeikis, Jason Bateman, and Charlie Day). More details on the potential casting after the jump.

Update: Variety has confirmed that Pine’s deal is done, so he’s definitely in the movie.

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Horrible Bosses

BrieflyCharlie DayJason Sudeikis, and Jason Bateman are coming home for the holidays, to ruin them with tales of horror. Horrible Bosses 2, directed by Sean Anders and written by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, was just given a release date of November 26, 2014. That’s a pretty impressive release date for the sequel to the sleeper 2011 hit. [Mojo]

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Horrible Bosses 2 hit a snag last month when director Seth Gordon dropped out due to scheduling conflicts, but they’re back on track now that they’ve hired a replacement.

Sean Anders, director of That’s My Boy and Sex Drive, has signed on to helm. Also climbing aboard is Anders’ frequent collaborator John Morris, who’ll produce. The pair most recently scripted We’re the Millers, which also starred Horrible Bosses actor Jason Sudeikis. Hit the jump for more details on the project.

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Director Seth Gordon Exits ‘Horrible Bosses 2′

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Horrible Bosses did well enough in the summer of 2011 to merit a sequel, but progress on that follow-up has been pretty slow-moving. While screenwriters John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein were hired back for Horrible Bosses 2 back in 2012, stars Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, and Jason Bateman didn’t get around to signing on until earlier this year. And now the project has hit another snag.

Seth Gordon, who directed the first movie and was set to return for the sequel, has just dropped out. His exit leaves New Line scrambling to find a new helmer so that they can shoot this year as planned. Hit the jump to find out why he left.

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Looks like nearly everyone is coming back for Horrible Bosses 2. Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis have all signed to reprise their roles from the 2011 comedy for director Seth Gordon, who will once again oversee the bumbling antics of the three dissatisfied friends. Read More »

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