Bad Santa 2

Bad Santa 2
  • 2016
  • US
  • 1h 36min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Mark Waters
  • Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, Tony Cox, Brett Kelly, Kathy Bates, Christina Hendricks
  • UK release: 23 November 2016
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Willie (Thornton) has slid back to rock bottom when his estranged accomplice Marcus (Cox) returns with the promise of a big payday. The first film was foul-mouthed, politically incorrect, lewd and rude, but also bracing and very funny. This is just bludgeoning, misanthropic and depressing and should never have been made.

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Billy Bob Thornton felt 'really good' making Bad Santa 2

28 Nov 2016

Film gossip

Billy Bob Thornton says it was "really good" to reprise his role in 'Bad Santa 2'. The 61-year-old actor stars as Willie - the titular bad Santa - in the recently released sequel to the 2003 comedy movie, and has said he enjoyed getting back into the…

Bad Santa 2

22 Nov 20161 star

Lame sequel to the bad taste Christmas classic, reuniting Billy Bob Thornton and Tony Cox

The original Bad Santa defied the spirit of Christmas and won. The black comedy about a cynical crook who works as a department store Santa so that he can rob his employers was foul-mouthed, politically incorrect, lewd and rude. It shouldn't have…

Bad Santa 2's original casting plan

21 Nov 2016

Film gossip

Robert Duvall was originally cast in 'Bad Santa 2' before Kathy Bates. The 68-year-old actress stars in the sequel to the popular Christmas comedy movie as the mother of the main character, Willie - played by Billy Bob Thornton - but it has now been…

Christina Hendricks cast in Bad Santa 2

7 Jan 2016

Film gossip

Christina Hendricks has signed up to star in 'Bad Santa 2'. The Miramax and Broad Green Pictures sequel sees the return of Billy Bob Thornton's chain smoking, beer guzzling Father Christmas impersonator Willie and the 'Mad Men' beauty is set to join him…

Bad Santa 2 coming soon?

20 May 2015

Film gossip

'Bad Santa' sequel could be released before the end of the year with shooting is set to take place in autumn. Now, 20 years on from the first Christmas-themed black comedy, scriptwriter Doug Ellin has hinted 'Fargo' actor Billy Bob Thornton will return…

Billy Bob Thornton: Bad Santa 2 won't be as good

22 Oct 2014

Film gossip

Billy Bob Thornton insists 'Bad Santa 2' will not be as good as the original film. The 59-year-old actor played an alcoholic thief who worked as a department store Santa Claus to steal from shops in the 2003 movie, and while he is still waiting to see a…

Billy Bob Thorton confirms Bad Santa 2

25 Nov 2013

Film gossip

Billy Bob Thornton has confirmed there will be a 'Bad Santa 2'. The 58-year-old actor admits there will be a second movie following on from the original hit in 2003, and filming is expected to kick off early next year after a few years of script…

Billy Bob Thornton unsure of Bad Santa 2 future

17 Sep 2013

Film gossip

Billy Bob Thornton is unsure whether 'Bad Santa 2' will be made. The actor has long been rumoured to star in a sequel to his hit 2003 comedy 'Bad Santa', however, he admits the film - originally scheduled for release this year - is in limbo. He…

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