Tony Cox and Brett Kelly are reprising their roles, though plot details are being kept under wraps.
“Bad Santa 2” will be co-financed by Miramax and Broad Green Pictures, with the latter company handling its release next year. Production will start in January in Montreal.
Geyer Kosinski and Andrew Gunn will produce “Bad Santa 2,” while Waters and Ellin will serve as executive producer alongside Jessica Tuchinsky, Miramax’s Zanne Devine and David Thwaites, and Broad Green principals Gabriel and Daniel Hammond. Former Miramax executive Adam Fields is also expected to have an EP credit on the finished film, according to insiders.
Bates is an Oscar-winning actress who currently stars on “American Horror Story: Hotel.” She’ll soon begin filming a supporting role in Xavier Dolan‘s drama “The Death and Life of John F. Donovan.”