Horrible Bosses took in about $209 million at the worldwide back office when it released in back in July 2011. A sequel was greenlit pretty shortly after and now, here we are, over two years later and casting is finally starting to come together for Horrible Bosses 2.
Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day and Jason Bateman are all set to reprise their roles from the original but unfortunately, director Seth Gordon will not return. In his place will be That’s My Boy helmer Sean Anders. Of course, the most crucial casting will come in the form of the new bosses and today, we’re hearing some news about who the studio has their eye on.
According to Deadline, Christoph Waltz and Chris Pine are being eyed for a “father/son team of bosses” who are, of course, quite horrible. Unfortunately, Waltz may not be available due to scheduling conflicts but Pine is likely to sign on.
I’m a fan of both these casting choices, so it’s unfortunate that Waltz may not be able to make it. He’s no stranger to the “villain” role and has given us several very memorable bad guys in the past.
As for Pine, I can’t see him turning “horrible” for this role, as he’s usually the charismatic and likeable hero in his films, but perhaps there’s a side to him that we haven’t seen yet. Regardless, he’s an entertaining actor and I’m happy to see him taking on something a bit different.
Tell us, how do you feel about these new casting choices for Horrible Bosses 2? Do you want to see Pine and Waltz sign on? Let us know in the comments below.