Only a couple of months before cameras are set to roll on the sequel to "Horrible Bosses," director Seth Gordon has left the project.
According to New Line Cinema, which made the first hit comedy with Gordon, the director had "scheduling conflicts" and the studio is now looking for a replacement.
The lead cast of the 2011 R-rated original film--Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis--are still scheduled to reprise their roles.
The first movie, made for about $35 million, grossed more than $209 million worldwide.
Gordon, whose career was launched with the 2007 video game documentary "The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters" and directed "Identity Thief" earlier this year, is working on several other movie and television projects.
His directing slate includes a remake of the movie "WarGames," a narrative version of "King of Kong," the features "Ground Control to Major Tom" and "One Night on the Hudson" and the TV series "The Goldbergs."