Billy Bob Thornton Up For “Bad Santa 2”

Billy Bob Thornton is officially in talks to reprise his role in the comedy sequel “Bad Santa 2” for The Weinstein Company says The Wrap.

Late last year it was reported that The Weinstein Company and Disney-owned Miramax were teaming for sequels to several of their past hits including “Bad Santa,” “Rounders,” “Shakespeare in Love” and several other Miramax projects.

It isn’t clear when filming will start or if director Terry Zwigoff will return. It’s also unsure if a writer has been hired as yet.