'Horrible Bosses 2' gets official release date

Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis began filming the sequel on September 12

Horrible Bosses 2 has been given an official release date by distributors New Line.

The comedy sequel will open in the US on November 26, 2014 - the Friday of next year's Thanksgiving Day weekend. The UK release date has yet to be confirmed but the original Horrible Bosses arrived in British cinemas just two weeks after its American debut.

Released in July 2011, Horrible Bosses starred Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis as a trio of harassed employees who team up to murder each others' managers, played by Kevin Spacey, Colin Farrell and Jennifer Aniston. Jamie Foxx also appeared in a scene-stealing supporting role as a "murder consultant" called Motherfucker Jones.

Made for a modest $35 million (£23 million), the hit comedy went on to gross nearly $210 million (£135 million) at cinemas worldwide and a sequel was confirmed in January of last year (2012).

Original Horrible Bosses director Seth Gordon had been due to return but dropped out last month (August) due to scheduling difficulties. Sean Anders, one of the writers of this year's We're The Millers, which also starred Sudeikis, then took over the director's chair and started shooting the sequel on September 12. Bateman marked the occasion by tweeting a picture of the three leads on set.

Horrible Bosses 2 has a script by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, who penned the original film with a third screenwriter, Michael Markowitz, but plot details are currently unknown. At present, Bateman, Day and Sudeikis are the only confirmed cast members.

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