Adam Shankman may direct Four Christmases

Spyglass Entertainment and Columbia Pictures' freshly inked first-look pact is off to a running start with a deal to partner on the project Four Christmases. The companies are negotiating with out filmmaker Adam Shankman (Bringing Down the House) to direct and are eyeing an early 2004 start. Spyglass will finance the family comedy, with Columbia handing distribution. Howard Gould is doing a rewrite on Caleb Wilson and Matt Allen's original script. Christmases centers on a young married couple from two divorced families; on Christmas Day, they must hit all four holiday celebrations.

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