James Corden is to reunite with the writer of West End sensation One Man, Two Guvnors for a Christmas movie called School for Santas.
The Gavin & Stacey star will appear as a down-on-his luck dad in the Working Title film written by celebrated playwright Richard Bean.
"All my life I've wanted to make a big family Christmas movie…[it’s] a dream come true,” Corden said.
The film is being produced by Kris Thykier with whom Corden is currently filming David Frankel’s One Chance.
“Re-teaming with Richard Bean and Kris Thykier is like all my Christmas's have come at once. I can't wait to start.”
School for Santas follows Corden’s character who is estranged from his children on a search “to find his inner Father Christmas” in order to win them back.
Shooting will begin in New York and London next year.
Corden’s Gavin & Stacey co-star Joanna Page appears in one of this year’s Christmas movies Nativity 2 alongside David Tennant.