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Tony Winner James Corden to Star in Richard Bean’s School for Santas Film

James Corden
James Corden
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Tony Award winner James Corden will reunite with One Man, Two Guvnors playwright Richard Bean on the upcoming film School for Santas, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Bean will pen the screenplay for the movie, which tells the story of a father (Corden) who must get reacquainted with his Christmas spirit in order to win back the affection of his children. Shooting is expected to start in New York and London in 2013. No director has been named.

Corden won the Tony and Drama Desk Awards for his performance as Frances Henshall in One Man, Two Guvnors, which he first performed at London’s National Theatre. His other stage credits include The History Boys and A Respectable Wedding. He is perhaps best known as the co-creator, co-writer, and star of the BBC comedy Gavin & Stacey, for which he won a BAFTA Television Award.