Christina Hendricks Joins Billy Bob Thornton In “Bad Santa 2”

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Christina Hendricks

The holiday season isn’t over quite yet for Christina Hendricks. The six-time Emmy nominated Mad Men actress has joined the cast of BAD SANTA 2. The sequel reunites , , and from the 2003 original. is also signed on to play Sunny Soke, the foul-mouthed, tough-as-nails mother of Thornton’s boozy mall Santa, Willie Soke. Plot details are being kept under wraps, but Hendricks will play an Ivy League-educated woman who runs a charity that is targeted by the Sokes.

Miramax and Broad Green are co-financing and co-producing the comedy, set for a November 23 release. Mean Girls helmer is directing, with principal photography beginning this month in Montreal. , and wrote the script. Miramax’s and , Broad Green’s Gabriel and , Waters, Ellin and are exec producing.

Hendricks has worked steadily since Mad Men wrapped, starring in SundanceTV’s Hap and Leonard series and opposite Michael Shannon in the indie pic Pottersville.

Hendricks is repped by and LINK.

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Katia Juanita | Staff Writer
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