First announced earlier this year, Jonathan Levine’s untitled Christmas comedy appears to have scored a new leading man. TheWrap reports that Captain America: The Winter Soldier star Anthony Mackie is in negotiations to headline opposite Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen (both of whom worked with Levine on 50/50).
Set to begin production this summer, the comedy follows three childhood best friends who meet in New York City for an annual Christmas Eve reunion.
Joe Drake and Nathan Kahane are behind the project. Their company, Good Universe (previously named Mandate Pictures), produced and co-financed 50/50. Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s Point Grey Pictures will also produce. Levine is also providing the screenplay for the film.
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