If there’s one surefire way to keep a cinematic sequel fresh, it’s to go for the role reversal. The hunter will become the hunted. The student will become the teacher. The beleaguered employees will become the horrible bosses.
Over at Cinema Blend, the outlet reports that a new synopsis for New Line Cinema’s Horrible Bosses 2 suggests that such a switcheroo might be on deck for the upcoming sequel. While the film is set to bring back stars Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Jamie Foxx, and Kevin Spacey, it will also feature Chris Pine and Christoph Waltz as a father-son duo at the heart of the new horribleness (same as the old horribleness). It won’t be Chris/Christoph who will be inflicting bad bossing on the dudes, it will be them inflicting it on them. Wait, wait, let’s clarify that.
The outlet reports that a new press release shares that “Horrible Bosses 2 will see Nick (Bateman), Dale (Day) and Kurt (Sudeikis) taking their futures into their own hands by starting their own business, thus becoming their own bosses. But a shady investor (Waltz) swindles them, and they seem to have no other option but a plan to kidnap the investor’s son (Pine) in order to get control of their company back.” Oh, you guys, that’s just not cool. Will your little on-board car computer help you get out of this one, too?
The new film will be directed by Sex Drive’s Sean Anders and, as Cinema Blend notes, the script was officially written by Anders and John Morris (We’re the Millers), along with the first film’s writers John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, implying this guy went through a rewrite at some point. The film already has a November 28, 2014 release date set. Happy Thanksgiving, horrible people.
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