Community star Joel McHale is hoping to make a splash in the film world, as he’s moving up from supporting roles to starring with A Friggin’ Christmas Miracle, according to THR. Also up for the film are Lauren Graham and Robin Williams, working from a script by Wreck-It Ralph’s Phil Johnston.
Tristram Shapeero, who’s previously worked with McHale on Community, will direct the movie, which ‘follows Boyd Mitchler (McHale) and his wife Luann (Lauren Graham) as they spend a dreaded Christmas with Boyd’s father Mitch (Williams) and his family of misfits. Upon realising that he has left all of his son’s gifts at home, Boyd hits the road with his father and younger brother in an attempt to make the eight-hour round trip before sunrise.’
Hopefully it’ll be better than most Christmas movies. Shooting is set to begin in late March in Atlanta (which hopefully will look suitably Christmassy, even if it is Spring).