LOS ANGELES (January 11, 2016) —Miramax®and Broad Green Pictures announced today that principal photography has begun in Montréal, Québec, Canada, on BAD SANTA 2, the follow-up to the raucous comedy hit BAD SANTA. Joining the previously announced cast are Ryan Hansen (“Veronica Mars,”
“2 Broke Girls”), comedian Jenny Zigrino (50 Shades of Black), and Jeff Skowron (The Good Shepherd). Hansen will play Regent Hastings, who runs a charitable organization with his wife Diane (Christina Hendricks). Zigrino and Skowron play security guards Gina and Dorfman, respectively. The trio joins Billy Bob Thornton (television series “Fargo,” Sling Blade, Simple Plan, Bandits) reprising his Golden Globe-nominated role as Willie Soke, and Kathy Bates (Misery, Titanic, Dolores Claiborne) who plays Willie’s tough-as-nails mom Sunny Soke, as well as original cast members Tony Cox as Marcus and Brett Kelly as Thurman Merman. The film will be directed by Mark Waters (Freaky Friday, Mean Girls).

Miramax® and Broad Green Pictures have partnered to co-finance and co-produce BAD SANTA 2 with Broad Green handling U.S. theatrical distribution which is set for release November 23, 2016. Sierra/Affinity is handling foreign sales.

Geyer Kosinski (The Astronaut Farmer, The Bad News Bears, television series “Fargo”) and Andrew Gunn (Freaky Friday) are producing. The screenplay for BAD SANTA 2 was written by Johnny Rosenthal, along with Doug Ellin (“Entourage”) and Shauna Cross (If I Stay, Whip It). Executive producers are Miramax’s Zanne Devine and David Thwaites, Broad Green’s Gabriel and Daniel Hammond, Mark Waters, Jessica Tuchinsky, Adam Fields, and Doug Ellin.

Theo van de Sande (Love and Honor, Blade) is the Director of Photography, Isabelle Guay (Pawn Sacrifice, Red Rover) is the Production Designer and Costume Design is by Mario Davignon (Journey to the Center of the Earth, Romeo + Juliet).

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About Broad Green
Broad Green Pictures is a feature film financing, production and distribution company founded by Gabriel and Daniel Hammond in 2014. The studio distributes both specialty and wide release films from in-house development and production as well as acquisitions and co-productions.

Broad Green is a fully-integrated movie studio providing filmmakers with unparalleled development support, production infrastructure, and marketing resources to execute their vision from script to screen. Through collaborative partnerships with both rising talent and established filmmakers, Broad Green shares incredible stories with the widest possible audiences, pushing boundaries and taking creative risks. The studio’s upcoming slate includes The Infiltrator, Brain on Fire and The Dark Horse, as well as Terrence Malick’s Knight of Cups, Voyage of Time and his untitled project starring Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara and Michael Fassbender. Previously released films include the critically acclaimed 99 Homes, I Smile Back, A Walk in the Woods, Learning to Drive and Samba.