Paramount Pictures has unveiled a new trailer for the upcoming comedy Office Christmas Party. Directed by Josh Gordon and Will Speck, the filmmakers behind The Switch and Blades of Glory, the ensemble comedy revolves around a titular office Christmas party thrown in order to potentially salvage their branch after the CEO threatens to shut them down. Their only way to remain open is to woo a potential client with the be-all, end-all party of the century. The film has a script by Justin Malen (Trophy Wife), Laura Solon (Hot in Cleveland), and Dan Mazer (Borat), but it’s really a performance showcase for its talented comedic ensemble.
This new trailer is another tease of a various shenanigans that ensue at the titular party, and many of them involve violent or dangerous stunts. There’s certainly a place for party movies, and just last year The Night Before offered a refreshing twist on the Christmas movie genre, so it’ll be interesting to see if Office Christmas Party brings something worthwhile to the table.
Check out the new trailer below. The film stars Jason Bateman, Jennifer Aniston, Courtney B. Vance, T.J. Miller, Olivia Munn, Kate McKinnon, Rob Corddry, Vanessa Bayer, Randall Park, and Jillian Bell. Office Christmas Party opens in theaters on December 9th.
Here’s the official synopsis for Office Christmas Party:
In OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY, when the CEO tries to close her hard-partying brother’s branch, 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.