A big red band trailer has been released for Bad Santa 2, the upcoming sequel that sees Billy Bob Thornton reprise his role as Willie Soke.
The whiskey-fuelled St. Nick has returned, and he seems to be as greedy and hate-filled as ever. He reteams with his sidekick Marcus (Tony Cox) on a mission to rob a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve. Joining them is Thurman Merman (Brett Kelly) – yep, that kid is all grown up now.
It’s certainly a wild trailer, complete with cussing, nudity and mum punching. The first film surprised by being an impressive balance of crude humour and heart, boosted by great performances. Fingers crossed the sequel, which comes 13 (!) years after the original, follows suit.
Bad Santa 2, also starring Christina Hendricks and Kathy Bates, will open in the U.S. on November 23 and arrives in Australia on November 24.
Synopsis for Bad Santa 2:
BAD SANTA 2 returns Academy Award®-winner BILLY BOB THORNTON to the screen as America’s favorite anti-hero, Willie Soke. Fueled by cheap whiskey, greed and hatred, Willie teams up once again with his angry little sidekick, Marcus (TONY COX), to knock off a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve. Along for the ride is ‘the kid’ – chubby and cheery Thurman Merman (BRETT KELLY), a 250-pound ray of sunshine who brings out Willie’s sliver of humanity.
Mommy issues arise when the pair are joined by Academy Award®, Golden Globe and Emmy-winner KATHY BATES, as Willie’s horror story of a mother, Sunny Soke. A super butch super bitch, Sunny raises the bar for the gang’s ambitions, while somehow lowering the standards of criminal behavior. Willie is further burdened by lusting after the curvaceous and prim Diane, played by Emmy Award-nominee CHRISTINA HENDRICKS, the charity director with a heart of gold and libido of steel.