Aniston, Bateman, Farrell, Day Joining Comedy About Boss-Murder

May 12, 2010


Man, aren't bosses the worst? Don't you totally want to just murder yours sometimes? Do you really? Wow, it must be awful having a real job. I can't empathize with that at all. This movie about Jason Bateman and Charlie from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia killing each other's bosses is probably aimed more at you then:

Jason Bateman and "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" star Charlie Day are in negotiations to star as frustrated employees in ["Horrible Bosses"], which is being directed by Seth Gordon and produced by Rat Entertainment.

New Line is in the process of attracting A-list names for the roles of the bosses, including a master manipulator, a sexually aggressive dentist and a weaselly scion. Jennifer Aniston is joining Colin Farrell in entering negotiations to play two of the movies' three chiefs.

"Bosses" centers on three best friends who, frustrated by their jobs, come to the conclusion the only solution is to kill one another's bosses.

Bateman is a man who believes that his hard work will be rewarded but hits bottom when he gets passed over for a promotion. Day plays a hapless guy who's always in the wrong place at the wrong time. A part still to be cast is a ladies' man who gets a rude awakening when his boss dies and he is replaced.

I liked it more when they called it 9 to 5! Or maybe I liked it more when it was the premise of an extremely-convoluted episode of Law & Order where it turns out every suspect is being charged for the wrong murder because each cleverly killed their friend's boss rather than their own; McCoy, in a classically unorthodox move, continues with the case despite this knowledge and gets them each wrongly-convicted because he knows justice has still ultimately been served. Executive Producer Dick Wolf.

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