James Corden to star in Christmas film 'School for Santas'

The actor will work once again with One Man, Two Guvnors playwright Richard Bean on the impending film
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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.