Bad Moms directors want sequel to original film
After the success of this summer’s Bad Moms, STX announced it was staying in the family game with a spinoff, Bad Dads. But while that film has a release date set for July 14 of next year, the writing-directing team behind the original film, Jon Lucas and Scott Moore (The Hangover), say they’re also looking to give those bad mothers a sequel of their own.
“Right now we’re trying to figure out the sequel to Bad Moms, so that’s where all our energy is,” Lucas told EW, when asked about the status of Bad Dads. “Hopefully we’re getting that off the ground sooner than later because we’d love to make another one.”
Moore agreed that the duo’s main focus now is more Moms. “We’re focused on Bad Moms 2 right now and that’s what we’re trying to get off the ground,” he said, adding, “We have a great idea that we love for it, and we pitched it to Mila [Kunis] and she liked it and we pitched to the studio and they like it, and now it’s just trying to get everybody to agree — to get the studio to agree on the numbers.”
A rep for STX had no comment about the potential sequel plans.
Bad Moms starred Kunis, Kristen Bell, and Kathryn Hahn as a trio of overworked, underappreciated moms who get fed up with the pressures of being so-called “perfect” mothers and embark on a debauchery-filled, R-rated romp of doing whatever they want, societal expectations be damned.
Christina Applegate also starred in the film, as did Jada Pinkett Smith and Annie Mumolo. EW’s Chris Nashawaty gave it an A-, writing, “Beneath all of its hard-R partying, rebellious debauchery, and profanity, it taps into something very real and insidious in the zeitgeist. It’s one of the funniest movies of the year, and one of the most necessary.”
Bad Moms took in $175.4 million at the worldwide box office following its release in July. When STX announced Bad Dads in October, it also revealed the original film had inspired a reality television series and short form digital content. No casting details for Bad Dads have yet to be announced.