Billy Bob Thornton in Talks for Bad Santa
03.20.11 by REELZ
Some people's holiday traditions include watching Christmas perennial classics like It's A Wonderful Life or A Christmas Story but for some it's not Christmas unless there's a cursing elf and a tail-chasing Santa.
For fans of the 2003 raunchy comedy Bad Santa, Christmas came early this week when The Wrap announced that Billy Bob Thornton is in negotiations to star in a Bad Santa sequel.
A spokesperson for The Weinstein Company said the studio has been in talks with the actor.
We feel that it’s a Christmas perennial for the R-rated crowd. Everyone loves the character and Billy Bob’s excited to be in talks with us.
Apparently, Thornton has been looking forward to donning the red suit again. In November, he said he wanted to make a sequel.
Bad Santa's' become like a classic Christmas movie. People watch It's a Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th St. and Bad Santa now is sort of the box set. And there's been talk of making a sequel to it, which I actually would like to do. I've never done a sequel to one of my movies, but that one makes sense to me to do it.
A sequel to Bad Santa was one of the possible titles announced when Miramax and The Weinstein Company agreed to a deal allowing for sequels from the Miramax library.
So are you excited to see Thornton come back as Santa?