Sadly, those of us who have worked in offices and attended countless workplace holiday parties all know that the out-of-control Christmas gathering is a rarity. Yet the idea lives large in myth and legend, and shall be celebrated in a new film currently under construction by writers Jon Lucas and Scott Moore -- who mined gold from the Vegas bachelor-party concept with The Hangover -- to be directed by Blades of Glory filmmakers Will Speck and Josh Gordon.
The new picture, as pointed out by the L.A. Times, will be a return to holiday fare for the writers, who also penned the 2008 Vince Vaughn/Reese Witherspoon comedy Four Christmases. But the final product's bound to have an altogether different sensibility -- the rather pedestrian Four Christmases was directed by Seth Gordon (who's not relatedto Josh, as far as I know) as his first feature after the success of his documentary The King Of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (Gordon went on to direct episodes of Community and The Office, as well as the Freakonomics doc that hits theaters in November) while Speck-Gordon are the minds behind this month's Jennifer Aniston-with-a-turkey-baster comedy The Switch.
Plus, as the Times points out, The Hangover's raunchy men-misbehaving shenanigans made it the most successful R-rated comedy in history, and Blades of Glory is the fourth-highest-grossing sports comedy of all time (really? I mean, I guess the Times wouldn't lie), so as far as the suits are concerned, the combination's as close to a sure thing as Hollywood can deliver. Let the Scotch-drenched, secretary-chasing hijinks commence.