Billy Bob Thornton is returning for Bad Santa 2, the long-awaited sequel to 2003’s black comedy Bad Santa, and now we’re getting the first look at the upcoming film from Broad Green Pictures.
Check out the image gallery here below for the first images, poster, and motion poster from the sequel.
Thornton will don the Santa suit again after all these years as the boozed up thief Willie T. Soke, along with his sidekick Marcus (Tony Cox) to knock off a charity on Christmas Eve. Brett Kelly, the chubby little boy from the first movie, is back as Thurman Merman. New to the franchise is Christina Hendricks as Diane, who runs the charity, and Kathy Bates as Sunny Soke, Willie’s foul-mouthed mom.
Bad Santa 2 hits theaters on November 23, 2016.
BAD SANTA 2 returns Academy AwardÂ®-winner BILLY BOB THORNTON to the screen as America’s favorite anti-hero, Willie Soke. Fueled by cheap whiskey, greed and hatred, Willie teams up once again with his angry little sidekick, Marcus (TONY COX), to knock off a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve. Along for the ride is ‘the kid’ – chubby and cheery Thurman Merman (BRETT KELLY), a 250-pound ray of sunshine who brings out Willie’s sliver of humanity.
Mommy issues arise when the pair are joined by Academy AwardÂ®, Golden Globe and Emmy-winner KATHY BATES, as Willie’s horror story of a mother, Sunny Soke. A super butch super bitch, Sunny raises the bar for the gang’s ambitions, while somehow lowering the standards of criminal behavior. Willie is further burdened by lusting after the curvaceous and prim Diane, played by Emmy Award-nominee CHRISTINA HENDRICKS, the charity director with a heart of gold and libido of steel.
You better watch out: BAD SANTA 2 is coming to town.
MARK WATERS directs BAD SANTA 2 from a screenplay by Johnny Rosenthal and Shauna Cross, based on characters by Glenn Ficarra & John Requa. GEYER KOSINSKI and ANDREW GUNN produce. Executive producers are Zanne Devine, David Thwaites, Gabriel Hammond, Daniel Hammond, Mark Waters, Jessica Tuchinsky, Adam Fields, and Doug Ellin. The film is a BROAD GREEN PICTURES and MIRAMAXÂ® release. In theaters November 23, 2016.
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