Famous for her role as determined and strong willed office manager Joan Harris in the TV series Mad Men, actress Christina Hendricks has now signed on to the cast of the much anticipated sequel to Bad Santa.
It’s understood Hendricks will play the role of Diane in Bad Santa 2, who subsequently becomes the love interest to Billy Bob Thornton’s malevolent Santa from hell – Willie Soke. Thornton isn’t the only one reprising his role for the sequel as he’ll be joined by Tony Cox, who play Marcus the elf and Brett Kelly who played The Kid.
Not a lot of details are currently known about the Bad Santa 2 plot except that an additional name to the cast will be fleshing out a new character for the movie. Oscar winning actress Kathy Bates, (Misery), will play Sunny Soke, Willie’s foul-mouthed, tough-as-nails mother.
Principal photography for Bad Santa 2 started this week in Montréal, Québec, Canada.