I think this just might mark two years in a row that I’ve officially kicked-off the Holiday coverage here on THE ROCK FATHER Magazine with a trailer for a film that is anything but “family-friendly.” I’m a massive fan of the Holiday season, hence why I go heavy into coverage of Holiday Music & Movies each and every year here on the site, and as always – I’ll be giving you a look at entertainment for the entire family – kids and grownups alike. This one though? NSFW as they say, the red-band trailer for the long-awaited BAD SANTA 2, a sequel 13 years in the making. Watch this, but not with the kids around… trust me on that!
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.
You better watch out: BAD SANTA 2 is coming to town on November 23, 2016 from Broad Green Pictures and MIRAMAX.
Starring: Billy Bob Thornton, Kathy Bates, Tony Cox, Christina Hendricks, Brett Kelly, Ryan Hansen, Jeff Skowron, Jenny Zigrino, Cristina Rosato. Directed by: Mark Waters. Screenplay by: Johnny Rosenthal and Shauna Cross. Based on characters by: Glenn Ficarra & John Requa. Producers: Geyer Kosinski and Andrew Gunn. Executive Producers: Zanne Devine, David Thwaites, Gabriel Hammond, Daniel Hammond, Mark Waters, Jessica Tuchinsky, Adam Fields, and Doug Ellin.