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SNL star Jason Sudeikis joins Aniston, Bateman in Horrible Bosses

May. 27, 2010by: Mike Sampson

If you had to pick one breakout star from the current cast of "Saturday Night Live" the obvious choice would be Kristen Wiig. But what about the male cast? Will Forte's bid, MACGRUBER, sadly underperformed (though I'm predicted a huge cult hit on DVD) and though he's done spectacular supporting work, Bill Hader hasn't yet led a film. So might I suggest Jason Sudeikis? He just wrapped a starring role alongside Owen Wilson in HALL PASS (casting the Farrelly Brothers adamantly fought for) and now he's signed on to star in the star-studded comedy HORRIBLE BOSSES.

Sudeikis will star with Jason Bateman and Charlie Day as three co-workers who cook up a STRANGERS ON A TRAIN type situation where they'll each kill each others bosses who are ruining their lives. Set to play the titular bosses are Jennifer Aniston (pleased to see she's playing something of a villain) and Colin Farrell. Jamie Foxx has also been cast as a con man who gives the guys (terrible) advice on how to get away with the crime.

Filming on BOSSES is scheduled to begin production under director Seth Gordon (FOUR CHRISTMASES) next month and Warner Bros. has already set a big July 2011 release date for the film.

Extra Tidbit: Sudeikis is the nephew of "Cheers" actor George Wendt.
Source: THR

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10:33PM on 05/27/2010
Sudeikis is definitely one of my favorite current SNLers. I honestly can't say how surprised I am to be really rooting for a Jennifer Aniston movie.
Sudeikis is definitely one of my favorite current SNLers. I honestly can't say how surprised I am to be really rooting for a Jennifer Aniston movie.
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9:35PM on 05/27/2010
Great news, great casting. This movie sounds awesome and I am really loving the cast.
Great news, great casting. This movie sounds awesome and I am really loving the cast.
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5:57PM on 05/27/2010
I think he is he can hold his own pretty well. This should be pretty good casting. Not to mention he rocks that red suit in Whats up with that!
I think he is he can hold his own pretty well. This should be pretty good casting. Not to mention he rocks that red suit in Whats up with that!
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1:52PM on 05/27/2010

Sudeikis is NOT funny

He is one of the reasons SNL sucks so bad. Does no one else realize this? He has close to ZERO comedic chops. This does not bode well for the film, despite the good premise and strong cast (otherwise).
He is one of the reasons SNL sucks so bad. Does no one else realize this? He has close to ZERO comedic chops. This does not bode well for the film, despite the good premise and strong cast (otherwise).
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1:44PM on 05/27/2010
Sudeikis rocks on SNL -this is all good!
Sudeikis rocks on SNL -this is all good!
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1:39PM on 05/27/2010

ROCK CHALK!

GO KU!
GO KU!
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12:35PM on 05/27/2010

I like Sudeikis

He was good on 30 ROCK and stole plenty of scenes in THE ROCKER, which wasn't terrible for a Rainn Wilson vehicle.
He was good on 30 ROCK and stole plenty of scenes in THE ROCKER, which wasn't terrible for a Rainn Wilson vehicle.
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12:14PM on 05/27/2010
I really like Sudeikis, although Andy Samberg is still on the show and I'd have to call him the breakout star.
I really like Sudeikis, although Andy Samberg is still on the show and I'd have to call him the breakout star.
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11:24AM on 05/27/2010
Uh, Mike you're wrong about Bill Hader leading a film. I know it might be animated but he was the lead role in last year's successful "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs".
Uh, Mike you're wrong about Bill Hader leading a film. I know it might be animated but he was the lead role in last year's successful "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs".
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10:33AM on 05/27/2010
Great news. The SNL cast is really good right now, but Jason is definitely one of my favorites.
Great news. The SNL cast is really good right now, but Jason is definitely one of my favorites.
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10:21AM on 05/27/2010

Awesome!

Jason is hilarious on the cast and could definitely work in this.
Jason is hilarious on the cast and could definitely work in this.
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10:13AM on 05/27/2010
I really like the cast on SNL right now. That doesn't happen too often but there are a lot of strong performers on there. I think Sudeikis is great and I really wish that Hader could break out. He's hilarious. Wiig is obviously amazing and I think Jenny Slate has a lot of potential too.
I really like the cast on SNL right now. That doesn't happen too often but there are a lot of strong performers on there. I think Sudeikis is great and I really wish that Hader could break out. He's hilarious. Wiig is obviously amazing and I think Jenny Slate has a lot of potential too.
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11:44AM on 05/27/2010
Agree on the cast. The writing has been weak, as has the host casting. Hopefully they can juice it up next season. I always watch SNL, because as soon as it sucks and people stop watching, it gets good again when nobody is looking.
Agree on the cast. The writing has been weak, as has the host casting. Hopefully they can juice it up next season. I always watch SNL, because as soon as it sucks and people stop watching, it gets good again when nobody is looking.
2:11PM on 05/27/2010
I very much agree about the writing and the hosts. But I did like Betty White. And Alec Baldwin is always good to have around.
I very much agree about the writing and the hosts. But I did like Betty White. And Alec Baldwin is always good to have around.