Comedy ‘The Christmas Letter’ Starring Chevy Chase, Randy Quaid Acquired By Scatena & Rosner Films

EXCLUSIVE: Scatena & Rosner Films has acquired worldwide rights to The Christmas Letter, a holiday comedy starring Angus Benfield (The Keeper), Chevy Chase (Community), Randy Quaid (The Last Detail), and Brian Doyle-Murray (Groundhog Day). Marking the feature directorial debut of Tori Hunter, the film is expected to be released in theaters later this year.

The Christmas Letter follows an unemployed copywriter who receives an annual braggadocious Christmas letter from his well-to-do friend who’s great at making our hero feel less than. Tired of being outdone and down on his luck, he gambles everything to give his family a Christmas-letter worthy vacation, and to upstage his wealthy pest.

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Written by Michael Cunningham, the flick is produced by Benfield and Michael Cunningham. Daniel Hegel, Ruth Benfield, Gato Scatena, and Jordan Rosner served as executive producers.

“This film is going to be such a fun nod to classics like ‘Christmas Vacation,’ we’re very excited to bring it to audiences this year,” said S&R’s Scatena. “These filmmakers are extremely talented, and we’re very excited to be working with them.”

The acquisition was negotiated by Rosner on behalf of S&R, and Benfield on behalf of the filmmakers.

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