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Judy Greer, Pete Holmes To Lead Lionsgate Pic – Deadline


EXCLUSIVE: Judy Greer (White Home Plumbers) and Pete Holmes (Crashing) have entered manufacturing in Winnipeg on The Finest Christmas Pageant Ever, an inspirational comedy that The Selectedn’s Dallas Jenkins is helming for Lionsgate and Kingdom Story Firm.

Co-starring within the pic, primarily based on the worldwide bestseller by Barbara Robinson, is Molly Belle Wright (Troppo).

The movie facilities on the Herdman youngsters, who’re absolutely the worst. They lie, they steal, they bully… and so they’ve hijacked the city Christmas pageant. Because the rowdy and raucous siblings drive themselves into the entire lead roles, they drive the pageant’s director, Grace (Judy Greer), and different members of her household, together with husband Bob (Holmes), up the wall. However via their misfit mischief, these unlikely messengers would possibly grow to be those to ship the city’s sensational and transferring portrayal of the true which means of Christmas.

Script was tailored by Darin McDaniel & Platte Clark and Ryan Swanson and Jenkins. Producers on the pic slated for a 2024 vacation launch embody Kingdom Story Firm’s Kevin Downes, Daryl Lefever, Andrew Erwin and Jon Erwin, together with Darin McDaniel and Chet Thomas. Jenkins is exec producing alongside Gerald R. Molen, Mark Kendell, and Tony Younger.

Mentioned Jenkins in a press release to Deadline, “I’ve been pursuing this venture for 15 years, so to truly be on the set is a particular second. I’m particularly grateful to be working with Judy and Pete, who’re extraordinary skills and are already exhibiting their mastery of the drama and the comedy. And the actors taking part in all the children, together with the Herdmans? I’ve been blown away.”

Thrilled to be part of the venture, Greer stated that she’s felt “proper at residence among the many Herdmans.” Added the actress of her sense of non-public connection to the rowdy protagonists, “Earlier than she married my father, my mom was a nun who acquired kicked out of the convent for her outrageous habits – like proudly owning a pink bathing swimsuit!”

“I like this story, and Dallas’ enthusiasm for it’s infectious,” acknowledged Holmes. “It’s massively gratifying to be part of a film that I hope will turn into a part of vacation celebrations for years to come back.”

Most not too long ago seen starring reverse Woody Harrelson and Justin Theroux within the HBO restricted collection White Home Plumbers, Greer’s different current TV credit embody 20th/Hulu’s Reboot, Showtime’s The First Girl and NBC’s acclaimed true-crime collection The Factor About Pam. On the characteristic aspect, she’s most not too long ago been seen starring in titles like Halloween Kills and Uncle Frank. She simply wrapped manufacturing on the indie dramedy The Ebook of Jobs, with Victoria Pedretti and Utkarsh Ambudkar, and also will quickly be seen starring reverse Rory Culkin and Michael Shannon within the movie Useless Man.

An actor and comic greatest identified for fronting Crashing, an HBO comedy collection primarily based on his personal life, Holmes launched his fifth comedy particular, I Am Not for Everybody, on Netflix in October. He can presently be seen within the streamer’s comedy Household Change with Ed Helms and Jennifer Garner, and has additionally not too long ago appeared on reveals like Evening Courtroom (NBC) and How We Roll (CBS).

Finest identified for creating, writing, directing and exec producing the massively in style faith-based collection The Chosen, Jenkins’ previous characteristic credit embody the dramedy The Resurrection of Gavin Stone, household movie What If… with Kevin Sorbo, and the Stephen Baldwin drama Midnight Clear.

Greer is repped by CAA, Artists First and Felker Toczek Suddleson; Holmes by WME, Impartial Artists Media and Ziffren Brittenham; Jenkins by UTA and Ken Meyer & Associates; Clark by East West Literary; and Swanson by UTA.

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