By Muhammad MuzammalCOLUMNIST
Get ready for “Horrible Bosses 2.” In a conference call, courtesy of Allied Integrated Marketing, stars Jason Sudekis, Charlie Day and Jason Bateman answered questions from callers throughout the nation. This was in time for the release of their new film, “Horrible Bosses 2,” the sequel to the successful original.
The first film pitted three disgruntled employees against their titular horrible bosses. Played by Day, Sudekis and Bateman, all three characters are back in the sequel, this time facing one singular villain in two time Oscar winner Christoph Waltz.
The three actors, appropriately loose and light, answered the questions with a fittingly humorous manner. Upon asking if the actors had real life experiences with horrible bosses, Bateman answered, “Did not find that son of a bitch yet!” And Day concurred, singing the famed single “Say my Name” instead. Sudekis was at “the can.”
When asked if they themselves were horrible bosses to people in their lives, Bateman told a story about getting his two-year-old child ready for school, transforming himself into quite the horrible boss. For all those wondering, Day has never been a horrible boss and Sudekis was still in the can.
In terms of making a sequel, all actors were in agreement with making the sequel from the start, supporting the directorial change from Seth Gordon to Sean Anders. Sudekis remarked on Anders’ stylistic elements and how it’s reminiscent of the atmospheric environment auteur David Fincher creates.
The conversation ended with the actors bidding goodbye to the callers and topped off a nice, half hour mix of questions and answers. “Horrible Bosses 2” comes to theatres Nov. 25.