Bad Santa 2 returns Oscar 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.
Mark Waters directs Bad Santa 2 from a script by Johnny Rosenthal and Shauna Cross, based on characters by Glenn Ficarra & John Requa. The film will be released by Broad Green Pictures and Miramax on November 23, 2016.
Check out the red band trailer, some still shots and the poster from the comedy Bad Santa 2, below.
Photos: Jan Thijs, Broad Green Pictures & Miramax