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After making over $209 million worldwide and garnering a huge fan base, it only seemed fitting that Horrible Bosses should have a sequel. Although negotiations reportedly began nearly six months ago, stars of the film Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, and Jason Sudeikis have finally closed the deal, signing on for Horrible Bosses 2.
The Hollywood Reporter was the first to break the news and claimed that Jamie Foxx was also a shoo-in for the sequel, although he has yet to officially seal the deal.
Only costing about $35 million, Horrible Bosses told the story of three friends in various dead-end jobs who agree to help each other kill their bosses. While the original “horrible bosses” were played by Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Spacey, and Colin Farrell, the sequel will feature a whole new set of bosses to support a fresh story line.
Since the 2011 release of the film, all three stars have done well for themselves. Bateman is still riding the success of his recent movie Identity Thief with Melissa McCarthy; Day continues on his TV show It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, which has garnered a cult following; and Sudeikis is enjoying his engagement to actress Olivia Wilde.
The original screenwriters John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein have also signed on to the sequel, as well as the director Seth Gordon, according to Screen Crush.