Sean Anders Replaces Seth Gordon as 'Horrible Bosses 2' Director

Posted 6:36 PM September 3rd, 2013 by Binh Ngo
Sean Anders

Director Seth Gordon has to drop out of directing the sequel to his 2011 comedy hit Horrible Bosses early last month due to scheduling conflicts, but his replacement has been found, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

After a search, New Line has selected We're the Millers co-writer Sean Anders as Gordon's replacement. His writing partner John Morris will also come onboard as an executive producer.

Anders, who directed Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg in the 2012 comedy That's My Boy, will direct from a script written by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein. Daley and Goldstein wrote the script for the first movie so they'll be trying to top themselves in the sequel, which made over over $209 million at the global box office.

Anders' track record as a director at the box office has not been good. His most recent movies, 2008's Sex Drive and 2012's That's My Boy, both made less than their respective production budgets at the box office, even when taking their worldwide grosses into consideration. Maybe his luck will change with Horrible Bosses 2.

Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day, and Jamie Foxx will return to reprise their roles. Jennifer Aniston and Kevin Spacey may appear in cameos, but considering what happened to his character in the first movie, it's very unlikely Colin Farrell will return.

According to Day, Horrible Bosses 2 is aiming to start filming sometime this fall.

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