October 15, 2013 - 11:29 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Chris Pine has closed a deal to play one of the horrible bosses in Horrible Bosses 2, The Hollywood Reporter said.
Sean Anders and John Morris, hot off of penning New Line’s surprise comedy hit We’re the Millers, are directing the comedy.
Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day and Jamie Foxx are set to reprise their roles in the workplace comedy.
New Line is in the process of finding the titular bosses right now. It was hoping that Pine and Christoph Waltz would play a son-father duo but Waltz passed.
Pine is in between action franchises: He is coming off of Star Trek Into Darkness and next has Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit opening Dec. 25.
Horrible Bosses is a 2011 black comedy film directed by Seth Gordon, written by Michael Markowitz, John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, based on a story by Markowitz. It stars Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Colin Farrell, Kevin Spacey, and Jamie Foxx. The plot follows three friends, played by Bateman, Day, and Sudeikis, who decide to murder their respective overbearing, abusive bosses, portrayed by Spacey, Aniston and Farrell.
The film premiered in Los Angeles on June 30, 2011, and received a wide release on July 8, 2011. The film exceeded financial expectations, accruing over $28 million in the first three days to make it the number two film in the United States during its opening weekend, and going on to become the highest grossing black comedy film of all time in unadjusted dollars, breaking the record previously set by The War of the Roses in 1990. The film grossed over $209 million worldwide during its theatrical run.
The film opened to positive critical reception, with several critics praising the ensemble cast, with each lead being singled out for their performances across reviews. The plot received a more mixed response; some reviewers felt that its dark, humorous premise was explored well, while others felt the jokes were racist, homophobic, and misogynistic. A sequel titled Horrible Bosses 2 is set for release on November 26, 2014.