DREAMWORKS PICTURES ANNOUNCES START OF PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY ON OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif.—DreamWorks Pictures today announced that principal photography has commenced on the ensemble comedy 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.
The film stars Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Olivia Munn, T.J. Miller, Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell, Courtney B. Vance, Vanessa Bayer, Rob Corddry, Randall Park, Abbey Lee, Sam Richardson and Jamie Chung.
Laura Solon wrote the most recent draft of the script. Bluegrass Films’ Scott Stuber, and Entertainment 360’s Guymon Casady and Daniel Rappaport will produce, with Gordon, Speck, Richard Vane and Beau Bauman executive producing.
In Office Christmas Party, when the CEO tries to close her hard-partying brother’s branch, he and his Chief Technical Officer must 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.
The DreamWorks Pictures production will open in U.S. theaters on December 9, 2016. Paramount Pictures is distributing the film in the U.S. and several international territories while Mister Smith Entertainment will oversee distribution in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Reliance Entertainment will distribute the film in India.
ABOUT DREAMWORKS PICTURES
DreamWorks Pictures is a production label of Amblin Partners, a content creation company formed by the former DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, Reliance Entertainment and Entertainment One (eOne). The company develops and produces films using the Amblin, DreamWorks Pictures and Participant banners and includes Amblin Television, a longtime leader in quality programming. The company’s first film, Bridge of Spies, was released to critical acclaim in October 2015. Other projects in various stages of production include: The Light Between Oceans, scheduled for release by Disney in 2016; The Girl on the Train, scheduled for release in October 2016; A Dog’s Purpose, scheduled for release in January 2017; Ghost in the Shell, scheduled for release in March 2017; Thank You For Your Service, scheduled for release in 2017; and Ready Player One, scheduled for release in March 2018. Upcoming shows from Amblin TV include All the Way, an HBO movie directed by Jay Roach and starring Bryan Cranston; and American Gothic, a summer series that will air on CBS.
ABOUT PARAMOUNT PICTURES CORPORATION
Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. Paramount controls a collection of some of the most powerful brands in filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Television, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV Films, and Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Home Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group.
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