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normal 001 USAToday: Pine, Waltz bring the bad to Horrible Bosses 2 — What goes around comes around, except when it takes a wacky detour.

Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis each suffered under abusive employers in the 2011 black comedy hit Horrible Bosses.

But now the fortunes have turned as the gang is back together in Horrible Bosses 2, opening Nov. 26 with a trailer hitting the Internet today. This time they are the managers from hell, but in the most inept way possible.

“It turns out we’re pretty horrible at being bosses and running a business,” says Day. “We’re hiring people for the wrong reasons, and not firing people for the wrong reasons. And then we have our business stolen.”

The work situation looks promising for the three inept pals in this new chapter directed by Sean Anders. They stumble upon an invention called The Shower Buddy — mixing shower water, shampoo and soap in one go — which attracts father-son investors played by Christoph Waltz and Chris Pine.

It’s only when the bumbling trio get their business act together that they find out their investors have swindled them — news delivered on the ninth green of a golf course.

“That’s when we find out we got duped,” says Day. “To make up for the injustice we dip our toes into the waters of illegal behavior. Once we open up Pandora’s Box again, it spirals out of control, and comedy ensues.”

normal 002 USAToday: Pine, Waltz bring the bad to Horrible Bosses 2 In the first film (which earned a respectable $117.5 million, according to Box Office Mojo), the group set out to kill their employers after getting bad advice from a big-talking criminal, played by the scene-stealing Jamie Foxx. He returns in an expanded role, advising the crew in a plot to take Pine’s character hostage to ransom back the company.

The original film’s bad boss Kevin Spacey, now in prison for his business crimes, gets a visit from the three for advice — “he’s not to happy to see us,” says Day. Jennifer Aniston returns as the sexual predator dentist Dr. Julia Harris, an audacious role that inspired Pine.

“She’s pretty out-there,” he says.

But it’s Pine and Waltz who bring the true malevolence in this sequel, a specialty for Waltz since 2009’sInglourious Basterds.

“We’re pretty awful,” says Pine. “But (Waltz) definitely brings that kind of bizarre, light-hearted sadism to his part.”

Pine says he did his best to keep up with Sudeikis, Day and Bateman in terms of displaying comedy chops. He refers to the trio as the meeting point of “the Marx Brothers and the Three Stooges.”

The heavily improvised scenes were particularly challenging as Pine tried to keep the dialogue coming while not laughing out of character.

“In one scene, Charlie and Jason (Sudeikis were being brutally funny. And I couldn’t keep it together,” says Pine. “And there’s Bateman off camera not cracking a smile at all. He’s the ninja of improv comedy, where I am just the baby in it.”

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Thanks to my friend and fellow Pine-Nut Stephanie for the information. You can also read what had to say on the matter. However, the information below was sent out via email newsletter from the festival.

Very unexpectedly, Chris Pine has had to be replaced as “Eddie” in Fool for Love due to scheduling conflicts beyond his and our control. I spoke to Chris about this decision and he wanted to pass along the following message:

“This conflict is such a disappointment – I had genuinely looked forward to being back at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, where I was first an Apprentice in 2000, and later grew as an actor in the 2002 Non-Equity company. My love and respect for the Festival knows no bounds. Unfortunately, the realities of shifting film commitments have suddenly made it impossible for me to appear this summer.”

I’ve added over 600 blu-ray captures of Chris from the 2014 installment in the Jack Ryan franchise, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. You can view them in the gallery now.

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It’s official! Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is now available for purchase on DVD and Blu-ray!

Click one of the photos below to purchase your preferred format.

As promised here is the second set of outtakes of Chris from his Details Magazine cover shoot he did back in 2010. Stay tuned there is till four more sets to go!

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Today marks the seven year anniversary of the day I first opened the site, and I have to say, I am extremely proud. When I first opened the site I never had any idea of how long it would be around, how much I would enjoy working on it or how I would grow to admire and respect Chris as much as I do today.

It’s been a bit of a bumpy ride, but in the end it has been worth it. It has been very fun to get to know many new people and fellow fans, including the infamous Pine-Nuts, which still makes me smile knowing that our little group started here with my little site. And it would be nothing without Chris, but more importantly the fans and visitors.

So, I guess the only thing left to say is thank you. icon smile The Chris Pine Network Turns 7!

Check out Chris’s entire interview over at!

OK Chris, pop quiz: Ireland. Whatta you know?
Well, I’ve been to the Aran Islands, Inismore and Galway and I’m sure I have Irish blood in me, as every American on the planet does! I love (Martin) McDonagh. I think he’s one of the best playwrights today. Oh, and I do have a special affinity for the Belfast accent and a Northern Ireland accent. I didn’t do a full-on Galway Aran Island accent when I played in a production of The Lieutenant of Inishmore. It was for an American audience so I did a very dummied down version of which I’m not too proud …

Don’t worry, we put it to the office and we were VERY satisfied that you did the accent well.
Well, I appreciate that very much – thank you!

Your roles have been pretty varied – is that something you do consciously? Like, you’ve gone from Star Trek to the prince in Disney’s new Cinderella adaptation Into the Woods to a comedy role in Horrible Bosses 2.
It’s just more fun than doing the same thing over and over again. I enjoy singing so the opportunity to sing on camera for that movie (Into The Woods) was great. It’s also nice not to be a lead! I got to come in for 2 weeks on Horrible Bosses and then get out! And working with Jason Bateman, Meryl Streep and Emily Blunt was great, they’re all amazing.

So, Armani. We’ve sussed out the team and they’ve really loved dressing you for red carpet events. Was that what led you to becoming the face of Armani Code?
It actually began with the fact that I really respect Mr. Armani’s work, from the story of him as a craftsman to the story of him as a person. Anyone who opens a million dollar 5th Avenue store and in the same day gives money to the schools in New York who need dough, that speaks to the man. As an artist and a craftsman and as a person of the world, he’s incredible. The craftsmanship is exactly what I look for in the clothing – simple, great lines, elegant, tasteful, timeless…

So you like to get dressed up?
As an actor, for some of our favourite actors of all time clothing has been a great part of the image of it all. Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire with the t-shirt and the sailor pants, or Paul Newman with his Rolex and the Daytona and his ID bracelet – I mean they’re iconic images and clothing is a huge part of it.

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