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About a year ago Billy Bob Thornton confirmed that the foul-mouthed festive-favourite Bad Santa was to get a sequel. Well, now it seems that the  follow-up has snagged a director, in the form of Steve Pink. He was writer of John Cusack classics Grosse Point Blank and High Fidelity, and was the director behind the Cusack-led time-travel comedy Hot Tub Time Machine. It’s expected Pink will also give the script (written by John Phillips and Johnny Rosenthal) a significant re-write.

The 2003 cult hit told the story of sad-sack alcoholic Willie T. Stokes, who along with his partner in crime Marcus (Tony Cox), play the role of Santa and an elf at a department store, before robbing the place of its contents and cash come closing time. By the end of the film, we saw Willie find a touch of redemption through the help of Brett Kelly’s bullied teen »

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