Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis reunited to begin filming Horrible Bosses 2 yesterday (September 12).
Bateman marked the start of shooting by tweeting a photo of the trio on set.
More bad decisions ahead for these clowns. Day #1 pic.twitter.com/3hSz7wQU8D
— Jason Bateman (@batemanjason) September 12, 2013
Released in 2011, Horrible Bosses starred Bateman, Day and 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 self-styled “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).
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.
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, has now taken over the director’s chair. A release date has yet to be confirmed but Horrible Bosses 2 is expected to come out at some point next year (2014).