Office Christmas Party

Office Christmas Party

Theatrical release poster
Directed by
Produced by
Screenplay by
Story by
Music by Theodore Shapiro
Cinematography Jeff Cutter
Edited by
  • Jeff Groth
  • Evan Henke
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release dates
  • December 9, 2016 (2016-12-09)
Running time
105 minutes[1]
Country United States
Language English

Office Christmas Party is an upcoming American Christmas comedy film directed by Josh Gordon & Will Speck and written by Justin Malen and Laura Solon, based on a story by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. The film stars Jason Bateman, Olivia Munn, T. J. Miller, Jillian Bell, Courtney B. Vance, Kate McKinnon, Randall Park, and Jennifer Aniston and will be released on December 9, 2016 by Paramount Pictures.


When Zenotek CEO Carol Vanstone (Jennifer Aniston) tries to close the branch of her hard-partying brother Clay (T. J. Miller), he and his Chief Technical Officer must rally their co-workers and host an epic office Christmas party in an effort to impress a potential client and close a sale that will save their jobs.



In 2010, Guymon Casady approached Josh Gordon & Will Speck with an original idea of his to make a movie about a holiday office party which they would subsequently set up at DreamWorks Pictures, which was later rewritten by Lee Eisenberg, Gene Stupnitsky, and Laura Solon.[2] On February 19, 2016, it was announced that Speck and Gordon would also direct the film, which would star Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, T. J. Miller and Kate McKinnon.[2] The producers would be Scott Stuber along with Entertainment 360's Guymon Casady and Daniel Rappaport.[3] On March 8, 2016, Randall Park joined the film,[4] and following him, Olivia Munn also joined the cast on March 17.[5] On April 4, 2016, Abbey Lee Kershaw joined the cast.[6] Karan Soni, Da'Vine Joy Randolph and Jamie Chung were confirmed in the cast on April 5, 2016.[7] On April 6, 2016, Rob Corddry, Andrew Leeds and Oliver Cooper are also announced in the cast.[8]

Principal photography on the film began late-March 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia.[9] In early April, filming would begin in Chicago, Illinois,[10] and after that the production would move to Hiram, GA, where it would shoot from April 19 - June 1, 2016.[11]

For casting Jennifer Aniston on the film, the director Josh Gordon admit “We created this character for Jennifer because she’s absolutely fearless when it comes to playing somewhat unlikeable characters in comedies. For her, the more daring the role, the better.”[12]


Office Christmas Party is scheduled to be released in the United States on December 9, 2016 by Paramount Pictures.[2][3] Paramount (under UIP) will also distribute overseas, except in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, where distribution will be handled by Mister Smith Entertainment through other industries. Entertainment One will release the film in the United Kingdom.


  1. "Office Christmas Party (15)". British Board of Film Classification. November 25, 2016. Retrieved November 25, 2016.
  2. 1 2 3 Kit, Borys (February 19, 2016). "Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman to Star in 'Office Christmas Party' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 21, 2016.
  3. 1 2 A. Lincoln, Ross (February 19, 2016). "Dreamworks Invites Jason Bateman, Jennifer Aniston To 'Office Christmas Party'". Deadline. Retrieved February 21, 2016.
  4. Kit, Borys (March 8, 2016). "Randall Park Joining Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman in 'Office Christmas Party' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 28, 2016.
  5. Kroll, Justin (March 17, 2016). "Olivia Munn in Talks for Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman's 'Office Christmas Party' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved March 28, 2016.
  6. Jr, Mike Fleming (April 4, 2016). "Abbey Lee Set For DreamWorks' 'Office Christmas Party'".
  7. "Jamie Chung, 'Deadpool' Actor Join 'Office Christmas Party'". April 5, 2016.
  8. "Rob Corddry Joins Jennifer Aniston's 'Office Christmas Party' (Exclusive)".
  9. "Filming over Chicago River for 'Office Christmas Party'". Loop North. March 24, 2016. Retrieved March 28, 2016.
  10. Metz, Nina (March 28, 2016). "Jennifer Aniston comedy 'Office Christmas Party' to film here this week". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved March 29, 2016.
  11. "Find out how you can be an Extra in 'Office Christmas Party' in Chicago and Atlanta". OLV. March 23, 2016. Retrieved March 28, 2016.
  12. Xie, Hong (November 24, 2016). "Office Christmas Party - Hitting Theaters 12/9!".

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