DreamWorks Pictures will stage an Office Christmas Party later in 2016, and the studio has already banded together its preliminary cast of party-starters.
Word comes by way of The Hollywood Reporter, confirming that Horrible Bosses co-stars Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman are set for a reunion, while T.J. Miller (Deadpool) and soon-to-be-Ghostbuster Kate McKinnon have also boarded the festive comedy.
First pitched to the studio back in 2010, Will Speck and Josh Gordon (Blades of Glory) are behind this one, directing from a script that has seen its latest rendition produced by Lee Eisenberg, Gene Stupnitsky and Laura Solon. Much like the title suggests, Office Christmas Party will center around a group of employees dealing with the fallout of a work event, and it seems safe to assume that DreamWorks’ comedy will feature more office politics and less secret Santa.
Currently eyeing a release in early December, THR notes that Scott Stuber, Guymon Casady and Daniel Rappaport are on board to produce. Will Speck and Josh Gordon will handle executive producing.
Before that, however, the core quartet of Office Christmas Party have a laundry list of films in the pipeline. Aniston, for instance, is primed to appear in Garry Marshall’s holiday comedy Mother’s Day in late April, while her Horrible Bosses co-star Bateman will be busy in Disney’s animal kingdom of Zootopia. T.J. Miller, meanwhile, is fresh from the rip-roaring success of Deadpool, and Kate McKinnon will soon hit the streets of NYC with Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, and Leslie Jones to tackle supernatural nasties in Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter