Jason Bateman

Horrible bosses hit the big screen

December 6, 2010: 10:56 AM ET

The success of The Social Network, Wall Street 2, and Undercover Boss may well mark 2010 as the year that film and television embraced business stories. And New Line's star-studded Horrible Bosses aims to carry the trend into 2011.

By Daniel Roberts, reporter

The success of The Social Network, Wall Street 2, and Undercover Boss may well mark 2010 as the year that film and television embraced business stories. And now a New Line Cinema comedy set to hit the silver screen next year continues the fun, arguably with a more star-studded cast than any of its recent peers in the genre.

Horrible Bosses, which filmed in California and is now in post-production, is slated for a July release and could wind up being one of the most anticipated movies of next summer. The movie boasts a mega lineup of talent (Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Kevin Spacey and Jamie Foxx, to name a few) and an alluring, if dark, premise: three buddies conspire to murder their annoying bosses.

Bateman, Charlie Day (of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) and SNL cast member Jason Sudeikis play the three friends. According to reports, their bosses are, respectively: a pressuring, dictatorial manipulator (Spacey); a harassing, nymphomaniac dentist (Aniston); and an obnoxious, profit-obsessed heir to a family business (Colin Farrell, with a hilariously bad comb-over). More

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