James Corden has reportedly signed on to star in Working Title’s Christmas comedy School for Santas.
The script will be penned by Richard Bean, the playwright behind 1960s English version of Carlo Goldoni’s comic classic ‘One Man,Two Guvnors’ transferred to the West End and Broadway, starring Corden.
The seasonal family movie, which reunites Corden with scriber Bean, follows a down-on-his luck dad who must embrace the Christmas spirit and discover his inner-Santa in order to win back his kids.
All my life I’ve wanted to make a big family Christmas movie…(it’s) a dream come true.
Re-teaming with Richard Bean and Kris Thykier is like all my Christmas’s have come at once. I can’t wait to start.
Thykier, who described School for Santas as a project ‘very close to my heart,’ also said:
To be able to work again with Working Title Films and with James Corden, with whom I’ve had such an amazing year, is like Christmas has come early.
Corden is currently filming David Frankel’s One Chance, which is also being produced by Thykier.
School for Santas will start shooting in New York and London next year.
Check out show clips for ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’ starring James Corden.