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Billy Bob in Bad Santa 2 talks

Billy Bob Thornton is in talks to reprise his role as foul-mouthed shopping mall Santa Willie T Stokes.

The Oscar-nominated actor, who has already said he would be keen to return to the character for a sequel, is in discussions about Bad Santa 2 with the Weinstein Company, a spokesperson for the company said.

"We feel that it's a Christmas perennial for the R-rated crowd. Everyone loves the character and Billy Bob's excited to be in talks with us," they told TheWrap.

Billy Bob, who appears in action flick Faster with Dwayne Johnson and Carla Gugino, has made no secret of wanting to play the alcoholic, trouble-making Santa again.

"Bad Santa's become like a classic Christmas movie. There's been talk of making a sequel to it, which I actually would like to do," he previously told Collider.

"I've never done a sequel to one of my movies, but that one makes sense to me to do it."

The 55-year-old's performance as Bad Santa won him a Golden Globe nomination for best actor in a motion picture musical or comedy.

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