Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Steve Pink is in early talks to rewrite and direct Bad Santa 2, the sequel of the raucous 2003 comedy that is in the works from Dimension Films. Johnny Rosenthal wrote the previous draft of the script. Billy Bob Thornton is expected to reprise the title role in the sequel. Pink, who last helmed the feature Hot Tub Time Machine and before that Accepted, has been busy helming episodes of such TV series as New Girl, The Office and Happy Endings. He’s repped by UTA and Mosaic.