"Horrible Bosses 2," out in U.S. theaters on Wednesday, sees
Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis as three hapless
best friends who start a business buoyed by a large order placed
by billionaire entrepreneur Bert Hanson, played by Oscar-winner
"In this movie, it's about the 1 percent versus 99 percent,"
Sudeikis said in an interview.
When Bert manipulates the guys to bankrupt their new business,
Nick, Kurt and Dale decide to kidnap Bert's charming-yet-crazy
son Rex, played by Chris Pine. Naturally, things go awry quickly
for the trio.
Cue an elaborate ransom plan, car chases with Jamie Foxx and
raunchy scenes with a sex-addicted dentist, played by Jennifer
Aniston, as the guys attempt to get their lives back and indulge
their darkest desires.
Aniston, who swaps her usual girl-next-door characters to strip
down and play the saucy Dr. Julia Harris once again in her
first-ever sequel, said she enjoyed reprising the role of the
unapologetic, overconfident dentist.
"I think it's a known fact that sequels can be tricky, they can
go pretty downhill, and we really didn't want that to happen
because we love this so much," Aniston said.
"I love this is ... being as outrageous as possible," she said,
adding that the film plays into the raunchy "hard R-rated"
comedies that are proving successful with current audiences.
The Time Warner Inc-owned Warner Bros' film opens ahead of the
U.S. Thanksgiving holiday weekend and is projected by
BoxOffice.com to gross $28 million in U.S. theaters in its
The earlier "Horrible Bosses" grossed $209 million at the
worldwide box office, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com, as
theatergoers embraced its tongue-in-cheek take on workplace
(Editing by Eric Kelsey and Cynthia Osterman)
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