‘Horrible Bosses 2' trailer: Jennifer Aniston can extort too

Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis and Jason Bateman in "Horrible Bosses 2."
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Murder was the name of the game the first time around, but in “Horrible Bosses 2,” it’s all about kidnapping and extortion.

The sequel to the raunchy 2011 comedy finds Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis once again playing a trio of bumbling buddies who get in over their heads while trying to pull off a felony offense, and a new trailer provides a glimpse of just how unqualified they are. (You can watch the trailer, which has some naughty language, on YouTube.)

Directed by Sean Anders, “Bosses 2" finds Nick (Bateman), Dale (Day) and Kurt (Sudeikis) aiming to start their own business, then running afoul of an unscrupulous investor played by Christoph Waltz. To get the upper hand, the budding entrepreneurs decide to abduct their rival’s adult son (Chris Pine) and demand a hefty payoff. They even create an old-school ransom note with letters cut from the pages of a magazine.

“I think we’re really good at this,” Kurt says at one point.


“We’re extremely good at it,” Dale replies. “Way better than murder.”

But that’s clearly not the case: Dale bungles the ransom note, Kurt can’t spell “kidnapping,” and perhaps worst of all, their old mark Julia -- an oversexed dentist played by Jennifer Aniston -- is on to them. She even has her own extortion scheme.

“I’m going to call the police, and I’m going to send you all to jail,” she threatens. Unless, that is, they do whatever she wants. It’s a frightful proposition for Dale, at least, if not for his co-conspirators (and legions of Aniston admirers).

“Horrible Bosses 2" hits theaters Nov. 26 from Warner Bros.


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