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'Horrible Bosses 2' trailer teases more Jennifer Aniston, bad behavior

First trailer for 'Horrible Bosses 2' teases more bad behavior from Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman

Things haven't changed too much in the world of "Horrible Bosses 2," at least according to the first teaser for the follow-up to the raunchy 2011 comedy.

Jennifer Aniston is still a kinky man-eater, Kevin Spacey is still a menacing sociopath (though blessedly behind bars), and schmoes Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis are once again scheming on a major crime.

This time, instead of trying to off their unbearable superiors, the trio are staging a kidnapping, which prompts Jamie Foxx's pseudo-gangster Dean "[12-letter expletive]" Jones to marvel, "Y'all are the craziest criminals I've ever met."

Of course, they're not really bad guys, just average Joes in a tricky situation. The trailer doesn't spell it out, but the plot involves Nick (Bateman), Dale (Day) and Kurt (Sudeikis) trying to start their own business, only to clash with a slick investor played by Christoph Waltz. To regain the upper hand, the would-be entrepreneurs decide to ransom their rival's adult son (Chris Pine) — but you know what they say about the best-laid plans.

The original "Bosses" was a box-office hit for Warner Bros., grossing $209 million on a modest $37-million budget, and the sequel will no doubt look to replicate that success, hence the familiar feel.

That said, there are some notable changes under the hood. Director Sean Anders ("Sex Drive," "That's My Boy") is taking the baton from Seth Gordon, and while the first film opened during the summer, "Bosses 2" is set to bow Nov. 26.

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