James Corden Making Christmas Santa Movie
Gavin and Stacey star James Corden is re-teaming with Richard Bean the writer of his hit stage production One Man, Two Guvnors for a new Christmas film called School For Santas.
The new festive film will be filming in London and New York next year with Corden playing a down on his luck father who needs to connect with his inner Santa in order to win back his kids.
Rising comedy star Corden recently took best actor prize at the Tony Awards for his Broadway role in One Man, Two Guvnors. But Cordon admits making a festive comedy has been a long term ambition.
“All my life I’ve wanted to make a big family Christmas Movie. Re-teaming with Richard Bran ad (producer) Kris Thykier is like all my Christmases have come at once. I can’t wait to start.”
Working Title Films co-chairman Tim Bevan expressed his own festive joy at the announcement
“(Working Tiles has) always loved Christmas and School For Santas feels like a gift.”