WHO’S IN IT?
Billy Bob Thornton (Monster’s Ball), Tony Cox (Me, Myself and Irene), Brett Kelly (Unaccompanied Minors), Kathy Bates (Misery), Christina Hendricks (Drive), Ryan Hansen (Jem and the Holograms), Jenny Zigrino (Fifty Shades of Black), Jeff Skowron (Premium)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Mark Waters (Mean Girls), director; Johnny Rosenthal (film debut) and Shauna Cross (Whip It), writers; Andrew Gunn (Freaky Friday) and Geyer Kosinski (School for Scoundrels), producers; Lyle Workman (Superbad), composer; Theo van de Sande (Big Daddy), cinematographer; Travis Sittard (A Bag of Hammers), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Willie Soake (Thornton), fuelled with whiskey and bitter hatred for the world, teams up once again with his sidekick Marcus (Cox) to con a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve. To pull it off, he must also form an alliance with his estranged mother (Bates), and the cheery Thurman Merman (Kelly), who Willie befriended years ago…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
The coal-hearted Christmas favourite is back with a belated sequel, with Billy Bob Thornton also returning as the world’s worst Santa Claus, arguably the actor’s most recognisable role.