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Bad Santa 2 has found its director and two returning actors

November 4th, 2015 by Marc Comments


Nobody likes a grinch at Christmas, but we all went nuts for the original Bad Santa back in 2003. Following the news that there will be a sequel released next year, now Bad Santa 2 has its director and the film seems to be in good hands.

We know that Billy Bob Thornton will return in the title role (yay!),  and we now know that Mark Waters will be sitting in the director’s chair. Waters’ previous directorial outings have included Mean Girls, The Spiderwick Chronicles and the Freaky Friday remake.

Tony Cox as Marcus and Brett Kelly as the amazingly named Sherman Merman (both pictured below) will also be making a return from the original cast, with principle photography starting in January.

As announced previously, Geyer Kosinski will produce, with Miramax partnering with Broad Green Pictures to co-finance and co-produce the film. Broad Green will distribute in the US, with a UK distribution no doubt to follow. The 2003 original grossed over $60 million in the US on a budget of $23 million. Thornton was last seen in the first season Fargo.

Source: Squareeyed

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….