Billy Bob Thornton to star in Bad Santa 2

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A Christmas-time crime comedy written and directed by Terry Zwigoff starring Billy Bob Thornton as a miserable conman, who, along with his dwarf partner, poses as Santa and his Little Helper in order to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. The unlikely duo's plan hits a snag, however, when "Santa" winds up befriending a troubled, chubby kid, and the security boss discovers the plot. Also starring Bernie Mac, Lauren Graham, Tony Cox, Brett Kelly, Lauren Thom & John Ritter.
February 16th, 2012

Billy Bob Thornton is to star in a 'Bad Santa' sequel.

The actor has revealed plans for a follow-up to the dark comedy - in which he played alcoholic crook Willie T. Stokes, who works as a mall Santa every December - are well underway and a script has already been written.

Speaking at the Berlin Film Festival - where he is promoting 'Jane Mansfield's Car', which he directed - he said: ''The writer is still working on the script, he's doing his rewrite right now. We saw the first draft and we just had a few little things we wanted to take away or add and he's doing that.''

Thornton also revealed the movie has a Christmas 2013 release date pencilled in.

No director is currently attached to the project.

Meanwhile, Thornton is making a movie based on his failed marriage to Angelina Jolie.

He is to co-write and direct road movie 'And Then We Drove' which will have parallels to his union to the screen beauty which ended in June 2002 after two years.