Three years ago, “Horrible Bosses” turned out to be one of the biggest surprises among the summer flicks. Not only did it bank an impressive $209 million global box office take (on a $35 million budget), the movie was also a surprisingly funny version of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Strangers on a Train.”
If you add a fantastic cast to all this, you have a great movie and a solid base for a sequel.
We all knew “Horrible Bosses 2” was bound to happen after seeing the first film.
Lucky for the fans, the entire cast of the original movie is coming back. Well, the ones that survived, that is.
To make you understand what “Horrible Bosses 2” is all about, we will have to turn to the official synopsis:
“Fed up with answering to higher-ups, Nick (Jason Bateman), Dale (Charlie Day) and Kurt (Jason Sudeikis) decide to become their own bosses by launching their own business in Horrible Bosses 2. But a slick investor soon pulls the rug out from under them. Outplayed and desperate, and with no legal recourse, the three would-be entrepreneurs hatch a misguided plan to kidnap the investor’s adult son and ransom him to regain control of their company.”
The best news so far is that the main antagonists in the sequel are actually played by two time Academy Award winner Christoph Waltz (as the investor from the synopsis) and Chris Pine (as his kidnapped son).
Bad news is that probably the best character from the first film isn’t going to show up. Or is he?
Colin Farrell was utterly astonishing as a half-bald, coke snorting, snot-nosed, asshole in “Horrible Bosses,” but his character, of course, met his terrible demise when killed by none other than Kevin Spacey.
We hope that the writers of the sequel found a way to squeeze him in somehow. We will see on November 26th, when the movie will be arriving on the big screen.