The long gestating sequel, Bad Santa 2 is finally set to begin shooting in Canada with Billy Bob Thornton reprising his role as Willie Soke. According to Miramax, the sequel is already undergoing principal photography in Montréal, Québec with an end 2016 released currently pencilled in.
The sequel follows the hit raunchy comedy, which was released in 2003 depicting a down on his luck Santa who resorts to quick cons and petty crimes to get by. The film though sees the character eventually forming a bond with a young boy, which changes his perception of life.
Thornton is returning to the comedy sequel along with Mad Men star Christina Hendricks joining the production recently. Also featuring in Bad Santa 2 are Kathy Bates, Tony Cox and Brett Kelly but no word yet if Lauren Graham or Lauren Tom will be back.
Bad Santa 2 comes to theatres in November 2016.