By John Young
March 18, 2011 at 10:08 PM EDT
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A Weinstein Company spokeswoman has confirmed to EW that Billy Bob Thornton is in talks to reprise his role as Willie T. Stokes in a Bad Santa sequel. (TheWrap first reported the news.) In the 2003 R-rated comedy, Thornton played a vulgar con-man who dressed up as Kris Kringle to rob various department stores. The Weinstein Company announced last December that it would be partnering with Miramax to produce a Bad Santa sequel, among other movies, but it’s still unknown whether director Terry Zwigoff will be involved. Zwigoff could not be reached for comment. The original Bad Santa opened to favorable reviews and grossed $60.1 million domestically.