I’ve watched quite a few trailers for comedies this year, but none have made me literally bust out laughing–like loud as hell cackle–the way the second trailer for Horrible Bosses 2 did when I watched it. In the new trailer, we see Charlie Day (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) do what he does best, which is going off whenever shit goes sideways. Jason Bateman (This Is Where I Leave You, Arrested Development) is tart and witty as usual, and Jason Sudeikis (We’re The Millers) is, well, Jason Sudeikis. He’s always funny. The three are back with a new plan, and Chris Pine (Star Trek: Into Darkness) is right at home as the fourth unofficial member in the crew as they try to blackmail Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained).
SYNOPSIS Director: Sean Anders Writers: Sean Anders and John Morris Producers: Brett Ratner, Jay Stern, Chris Bender, John Rickard, and John Morris
Cast: Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Jamie Foxx, Chris Pine, Christoph Waltz
The follow-up to the 2011 hit comedy “Horrible Bosses” reunites Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis as everyone’s favorite working stiffs: Nick, Dale and Kurt. Jennifer Aniston (“We’re the Millers”) and Oscar® winner Jamie Foxx (“Ray”) also reprise their “Horrible Bosses” starring roles, while Chris Pine (“Star Trek: Into Darkness”) and Oscar® winner Christoph Waltz (“Django Unchained,” “Inglourious Basterds”) star as new adversaries standing between the guys and their dreams of success.
Fed up with answering to higher-ups, Nick (Bateman), Dale (Day) and Kurt (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.
“Horrible Bosses 2” was directed by Sean Anders and produced by Brett Ratner, Jay Stern, Chris Bender, John Rickard and John Morris. Serving as executive producers were Toby Emmerich, Richard Brener, Michael Disco, Samuel J. Brown, John Cheng and Diana Pokorny.
The screenplay was written by Sean Anders & John Morris (“We’re the Millers”), story by Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley and Sean Anders & John Morris, based on characters created by Michael Markowitz.
The music is composed by Christopher Lennertz (“Horrible Bosses”). The behind-the-scenes creative team includes director of photography Julio Macat (“Pitch Perfect”), production designer Clayton Hartley (“We’re the Millers”), editor Eric Kissack (“The Dictator”), and costume designer Carol Ramsey (“Identity Thief”).