After recently booking a role in Universal’s “The Mummy” reboot starring Tom Cruise, Courtney B. Vance (hot off his critically-acclaimed performance as Johnnie Cochran in FX’s “The People vs. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story”),has also joined the cast of DreamWorks Pictures’ ensemble comedy feature “Office Christmas Party,” directed by Josh Gordon and Will Speck.
The film is shooting in Atlanta, with additional filming having already taken place in Chicago.
Vance joins Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Olivia Munn, T.J. Miller, Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell, Vanessa Bayer, Rob Corddry, Randall Park, Abbey Lee, Sam Richardson and Jamie Chung in a film about a CEO who tries to close her hard-partying brother’s branch, when he and his Chief Technical Officer rally their co-workers and host an epic office Christmas party in an effort to impress a potential client and close a sale that will save their jobs.
Laura Solon wrote the most recent draft of the script. Bluegrass Films’ Scott Stuber, Entertainment 360’s Guymon Casady, and Daniel Rappaport will produce, with Gordon, Speck, Richard Vane and Beau Bauman executive producing.
The DreamWorks Pictures production will open in U.S. theaters on December 9, 2016. Paramount Pictures is distributing the film in the U.S.
Vance is represented by Gersh, Lighthouse Entertainment and attorney Darrell Miller of Fox Rothschild.