'Bad Santa 2' Gets Prime 2016 Fall Release Date

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'Bad Santa'

Billy Bob Thornton returns as Willie Soke, the most poorly behaved man to don a Santa suit.

Bad Santa 2, the follow-up to the raunchy comedy Bad Santa, will hit theaters Nov. 23, 2016.

Broad Green Pictures will release the sequel domestically. Dimension released the 2003 original, which became a cult hit and earned $76 million worldwide.

Miramax and Broad Green are co-producing and co-financing the latest outing, which sees Billy Bob Thornton returning as Willie Soke, the most poorly behaved man to don a Santa suit. Tony Cox and Brett Kelly will reprise their roles as Marcus and The Kid, respectively, and Kathy Bates is onboard as Soke’s mom.

Mark Waters will direct from a screenplay by Johnny Rosenthal, Doug Ellin and Shauna Cross.

Geyer Kosinski and Andrew Gunn are producing.

Miramax’s Zanne Devine and David Thwaites are executive producing alongside Broad Green’s Gabriel and Daniel Hammond, Waters, Jessica Tuchinsky, Ellin and Adam Fields.

Bad Santa 2 is set to open against Universal's The Great Wall, Disney's Moana and Paramount's untitled Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard romance drama.  

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