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.