New Line Cinema is currently looking for someone to take over directing duties for Horrible Bosses 2.
Although Seth Gordon was expected to return for the sequel to the 2011 box office hit, it’s currently being reported that the filmmaker decided to drop out of the project.
Screenwriters John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are reportedly hard at work on Horrible Bosses 2. Since the duo penned the script for the first flick, this is definitely good news for fans.
Despite Gordon’s departure from the follow-up, it’s believed that Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis are still attached to return. Jamie Foxx is also expected to reprise his role in the sequel.
Horrible Bosses told the story of three guys who are fed up with their employers. In order to take back control of their lives, they decided to murder each other’s bosses. Jennifer Aniston, Colin Farrel, and Kevin Spacey played the villains.
No specific reasons were given for Seth Gordon’s departure from the flick. Although reports suggest that “scheduling conflicts” forced him to bow out, this excuse is generally used to conceal other issues. You’ll just have to use your imagination until the filmmaker comes clean.
Co-star Charlie Day said filming on Horrible Bosses 2 was expected to begin this fall. However, it’s unclear if this turn of events will throw a monkey wrench into those plans.
“We all really loved the first one and we love each other, and we know there’s a funny movie in there, so we’re just trying to make sure that happens. But if we can pull it all together this fall, then we’ll start then,” he explained at this year’s Comic-Con.
Are you disappointed that director Seth Gordon has dropped out of Horrible Bosses 2? Were you a fan of the original flick?
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