Chris Pine is wanted for the lead role in Horrible Bosses 2.
Deadline reports that Pine and Christoph Waltz are being pursued by the comedy sequel's producers to play a father-son team.
Waltz will reportedly be unavailable during the movie's shooting period, but Pine may accept the younger leading role.
Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day will reprise their roles from the first film, in which they played three men who hatch a plan to kill their overbearing bosses.
Horrible Bosses 2 will open on November 26, 2014 in the US.