Tuesday 25 October 2016

Bad Santa 2 is officially happening and Billy Bob is back

Published 30/10/2015 | 10:39

Billy Bob Thornton in Bad Santa
Billy Bob Thornton in Bad Santa
BAD TASTE: Billy Bob Thornton in Bad Santa

It's the go-to film for adults every Christmas since it hit the big screen back in 2003 and now a Bad Santa sequel is in the pipeline.

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Billy Bob Thornton will reprise his role as the foul-mouthed, alcoholic, thieving department store Santa and filming kicks off in January.

A director has yet to be announced although it is believed High Fidelity's Steve Pink may be replacing Terry Zwighoff, who directed the original.

Entrouage's Doug Ellin, Shauna Cross, John Phillips and Johnny Rosenthal have written a script.

That cult film currently holds an impressive 78% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and grossed €60m in the US so they're pretty big wellingtons for the sequel to fill.

It's not known whether or not Bernia Mac and Lauren Graham will return but it looks like it will be released in time for festive season 2016.

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