Favreau, McGraw & Yoakam Board Christmases


Jon Favreau and country music stars Tim McGraw and Dwight Yoakam are joining Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn in New Line Cinema’s romantic comedy Four Christmases.

Favreau and McGraw will play Dallas and Denver, respectively, two bullying siblings who delight in tormenting their brother, Brad (Vaughn), during the holidays.

Yoakam will play Pastor Phil, the overly zealous partner of Brad’s new wife Kate’s (Witherspoon) mother (Mary Steenburgen). He persuades the young couple to act in his church’s nativity play, one of many chaotic events during their visits to different sets of parents.

Sissy Spacek, Kristin Chenoweth and Robert Duvall also star in the Spyglass Entertainment production for director Seth Gordon.

Matt Allen and Caleb Wilson wrote the original screenplay, with revisions by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. Jonathan Glickman, Roger Birnbaum and Gary Barber are producing the film with Witherspoon and Vaughn.